Despite the growing popularity of e-readers like the Nook or Kindle, the Wall Street Journal reports that the luxury home design industry is seeing an uptick in requests for libraries.
More and more affluent homeowners are not only having libraries built, complete with floor-to-ceiling bookcases, but are even hiring companies to procure and style the books. Grand, multi-story libraries are a common request, but some designers are thinking outside the box and creating multi-use spaces. Playroom libraries are popular with those who want to pass on a love of reading and of the classics to their children, while some are opting for dining room libraries, fodder for many after-dinner literary discussions.
One thing is for sure- nothing creates elegant, traditional library style quite like custom millwork. From rich wood paneling and moulding to soaring book cases with architectural flourishes, choosing the right woodwork is key. Contact South Shore Millwork today to find out more about our New England custom millwork company.