Painted Library

This Georgian-styled library with hand-painted cabinets, period detailing and adjustable shelving adds function, beauty and value to this family home. A pair of rotating bookcases conceal a drinks bar and a snooker cue rack, so you can have your friends round for a drink and a few frames of snooker.  On quieter days, the leather upholstered window seats provide the perfect place to sit in peace with a coffee and a good book. 

If you have designs on relaxing in your own private library, please get in touch.

  • This large games room/library was made and fitted by Dougal Black Carpentry
  • Painted cabinet work helps keep this room light and airy.
  • Pleated leather window seat hides a large radiator
  • The room is large enough to hold a full size snooker table
  • This corner bookcase isn't what it seems
  • ...it rotates to reveal a snooker cue rack
  • This bookcase also hides a secret...
  • Delicate fluted pillars hold up the fully adjustable shelves
  • Shelving of various depths caters for a full collection of books.
  • There are hundreds of feet of shelving in this library
  • A detail of the doors on the breakfront cabinet
  • The curved window seat adds elegance and comfort to the room
  • Georgian detailing includes peardrop handles
  • The counter-tops have a pleasantly rounded edge
  • Classically inspired paint colours complement leather-bound book collections
  • This small convex seat occupies the smaller window bay
  • The cornice was designed to emulate Georgian elegance
  • ...this is the secret mirrored bar cabinet...
  • ...which rotates swiftly to become a bookcase if necessary!
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