A Proper Library

A proper library exudes warmth, comfort, traditional design, and a lived-in feel recalling years spent studying, reading, or housing family treasures. While books may be the central feature, a traditional library includes such hallmark pieces as leather chairs, rich wood shelving, and a grand desk. The feeling is warm and cozy with an invitation to pore over books.

Recreate the look of a proper English library with our curated selection of favorite Scully & Scully pieces. Shop online or visit us in-store for a wide selection of all the necessary library elements, from leather accessories and whimsical bookends, to traditional furniture in rich leathers and mahogany.

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  1. Lyre Dropside Desk
  2. Herend Large Owl on Books Facing Left, Rust
  3. Adjustable Brass Pharmacy Lamp
  4. Sherwood Plantation Wing Chair
  5. Needlepoint Pillow with Two Deer
  6. Hide and Seek Bookends

Follow us on Pinterest for some of our favorite libraries (and bookstores), with a few of our favorites below.

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Rich Details
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Much-Needed Library Steps
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A Majestic Desk
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A Grand Library
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Books Upon Books
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A Comfortable Leather Chair

When the weather is dreary and cold, there may be nothing better than curling up in a comfortable chair with a good book and luxurious throw. Add in a warm fire and you have the makings of a cozy sojourn from the chill!

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By the Fire
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A Comfortable Library
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Leather with Green Accents

And may we suggest select leather chairs from Scully & Scully to create your own comfy corner:

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Valencia Tufted Reading Chair, scullyandscully.com
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Westminster Chair, scullyandscully.com
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Dockery Chair, scullyandscully.com
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Artist Chair, scullyandscully.com

Highclere Castle: The Real Downton Abbey

For fans of PBS’s Downton Abbey, the environments of Highclere Castle are well-known. Gracious, elegant, and stately, the show goes to great pains to reproduce the lifestyle of the early 1900s. And does it. With authentic use of traditional furniture and home decor, right down to the crystal and fine china, the overall effect is truly stunning. At Scully & Scully, we are proud to offer many of these esteemed brands showcased on the show. And, to continue a tradition of exceptional craftsmanship and elegance into the 21st century.

Enjoy some of our favorite interior shots, and be inspired to recreate your very own “castle” at home!

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Christmas at Highclere Castle