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home library Sibyl Colefax and John Fowler
February 2023
Reading time 4 Minutes

Book lovers will love this library look

Wall-to-wall bookcases add interest and depth to a room – as well as providing much-needed storage space for those of us whose book collections threaten to take over entire floors. With a rug-strewn floor and splashes of strong colour, you can ensure your home library is cosy and homely, as well as practical.

Staithes print, £135 John Gibson at Whitby Galleries, Whitby

Wine Rack original artwork, £1,225 Richard Sowman at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle 

Blush marbled cushion, £110 

Ellie lamp and shade, £162

Huxley side table, £550 Oka, Harrogate

Petrified log side table, £575

Full height bookcase, £2,195 Neptune at Bridgewater Interiors, Gateshead and Wylam, York and Aberford


Otto sofa in spiced latte velvet, £3,685

Fez Red Kilim, £589 Louis de Poortere at

Ikat embroidered cushion, £39 John Lewis & Partners, Leeds, Newcastle

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