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For me, a library dining space seems so warm and inviting. Add great friends, lively conversation, a wonderfully prepared meal paired with a good wine, and all that is left to make a perfect evening is some good music and flattering light.
Image above (left) of Carolina Irving's apartment via Habitually Chic. At right, dining-library space designed by Diane Bergeron Interiors.
|Image of Suzanne Slesin NYC apartment.|
One thing few designers and homeowners take into account is comfortable seating. If I'm spending extended time reading or dining, please give me a comfy seat. I can't think of anything less conducive to tush time than a hard chair. Hey, cushionless chairs may look good in photos, but forget the austerity, please!
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Natural light is another element that makes reading a pleasure and supplements dinner lighting when guests come to call.
|Image by Los Angeles designer Peter Dunham.|
Now, wouldn't it be worth it to gather up all those collected tomes and perch them where they can been admired any time? I may be on to something here.