The library BEFORE the transformation.
Updating a drab, dated room without sacrificing any historic details (or painting any walls) can be a challenge. Here, in the , designer Geoffrey DeSousa transformed a traditional library into a modern, restful space while preserving the home's existing wood paneling and ceiling, and renters looking to make a high-impact change could learn from his paint trick.
The new neutral library features chairs from Dmitriy & Co., a table by Caste Design, and a glass light fixture by Mattaliano. Hand painted books from Books by the Foot create a light backdrop and contrast with the rooms dark wood.
The library AFTER the transformation.
Photography by Matthew Millman