When I designed The Coop’s library wall, I knew I wanted something simple, strong and utilitarian ­­­­­– like the shelving from a century-old general store – and something large enough to house our ever-growing book collection.

Built floor to ceiling, the height of the shelves are spaced far enough apart to accommodate large-scale tomes, and the addition of a vintage ladder makes accessing the upper shelves a cinch. The placement of two, deep, wingback chairs and a just-big-enough table, creates a cozy retreat for settling in with a cup of tea and good book.

To read and see more about The Coop and Project Refresh, check out our latest copy of Nora Murphy Country House Style 2016: The Design Issue!

Happy decorating!

Love, Nora


  1. Yvonne on October 11, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Everything you do is magic!

  2. seasalt interieurs on October 12, 2016 at 9:26 am

    adore this space…

  3. Corinne on October 12, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    It’s beautiful! Wou don’t see a whole lot of bookshelves in decorating anymore.
    we have an antique one with glass doors that houses my husbands antique collection of books
    and bibles and hymn books. I love it and can’t part with it. I also love, love, LOVE the trunks
    at the foot of your bed…how wonderful are those??!!!
    I love visiting here. I am always inspired when I come here.
    Thank you for sharing!

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