Collection by William Lamb

Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World


In the Kindle era, it's possible to do away with ink-on-paper books in the name of decluttering. And yet there's something about those old volumes that, for many of us, helps make a house a home. Here are six modern living spaces that use books to make a simple, elegant statement.

Open shelving can cut both ways: Curate the air out of all your cool stuff and you're left with a gift shop, not a...
The living room is five steps down from the kitchen and office space and features textured black slate tile from...
Yuko Shibata, a Tokyo architect, wanted more shelf space in her home office, so she added a plywood door with built-in...
Mathieu Vinciguerra reads in front of the distinctive storyboard shelves in his Paris apartment, which H20 Architects...
Ran and her brother, Gen, read on one of the structure’s 44 continuous steps.
Allison Orr stands in the kitchen; the new half of the house is behind her.

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