After living with a formal dining room in our house for 18 months and only having used it twice, I decided it was time to reclaim the space. So after talking about what it could be... some options we lounge/bar, game room and reading nook.... we decided to move forward with a library. We moved the large dining furniture to the breakfast room (which was plenty big enough for it). I designed and hired a contractor to build in an electric fireplace with large floating shelves in the nook. I bought 4 large library shelves and a cool ladder from World Market, 2 comfy leather chairs from Albany Park, a chaise from Article, a great mid-century light from Wayfair, and added a vintage inspired rug from rugs.com. The room is wrapped in a dark, warm green paint. AND we use it every day!!!

Convert Formal Dining to Cozy Library

Wesley Chapel, Florida

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