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RE: Need Ideas for Repurposing LR and Dining Area (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: GreenDesigns on 10.20.2011 at 07:09 pm in Home Decorating Forum

The whole area is perfect for a library/study area. The desk can go into the smaller dining area, along with bookcases, and the larger area can contain yet more bookcases and a library table. Dining tables and library tables are often interchangeable. Don't dress it with too many chairs, and try to avoid the chairs looking "dining room". A couple of club chairs with a couple of old wooden "office" type chairs around the table should be a good mix.

As with any library, the bookcases will define the space. You'll need a lot of them, so look for some inexpensive RTA ones and use stained or painted moldings on them to dress them up and create faux built ins. If you did something like Ikea, they have doors for the bottoms, and several color options. Or, be on the lookout for several vintage bookcases, especially barrister ones and sprinkle them through the space carefully. Wainscoting, leather, brass, and lots of desk lamps on reading tables will help with the look.

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