The Seattle Times

AP / House Beautiful, Jonny Valiant

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Personal libraries serve as retreats within homes

This photo provided by House Beautiful shows a dining room by designer Jamie Drake for the House Beautiful apartment in the Hearst Designer Visions show house at Walker Tower in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Drake took the books-as-art notion literally: For his House Beautiful apartment, he turned large books spine sides in and stacked them geometrically in wall recesses to flank a fireplace as sculptural art.