Our modern house project in Homify’s feature on library design
We’re featured in Homify again this week. Our interior design and refurbishment of a modern house in Cambridgeshire is part of their feature on home libraries and library design.
“As many switch to reading digitally, there will always be those of us who enjoy the feeling of holding a real book in our hands, turning the pages as we go, and the relaxing feeling that comes with it. Books in your home should not be stored away out of sight, but rather made a feature of. Whether you live in a home that is afforded the space for a whole room dedicated to books, or just a simple nook somewhere quiet in your home, every home should have a space devoted to reading.”
In this modern house, a contemporary free-standing bookcase provides a backdrop to the desk. It’s the perfect place for the books to be displayed, interspersed with objets and curios on display, and in a room where they’re often needed. Here, though, in keeping with the often bold and colourful treatment of the overall home, the books have been colour coded across the shelves. This looks fantastic within the room, but as you can also see in the shot used here by Homify, it creates a striking and graphic effect when viewed from the greater distance of the adjacent drawing room.
You can read the full feature on Homify, but here’s the extract about our project:
“Want to make a real feature out of your books, and allow your bookshelves to become instantly noticeable? Colour coding is a simple and visually impressive way to display your books, and will ensure visitors will instantly notice your once inconspicuous collection of books.”
This project has also been the subject of a full feature in Grand Designs magazine, and you can read the entire article in our press section : Grand Designs Modern House Interior Design Feature