My clients asked me to create a library for their book collection in this East facing former dining room. The room lacks natural daylight with a chandelier as the only night time source of illumination. The walls were painted in a pale neutral with dark curtains and a small victorian open fire. We decided on a warm aqua blue as a foil for the books, oak floor boards plus the beautiful artwork over the fire. The old fireplace was replaced with a more efficient wood burning stove and the original tiles from the surround were added to the newly opened floor. A deep red to match the tiles was chosen for the interior of the fireplace which adds further warmth. Picture lights and some concealed fittings were introduced to the scheme to give further much needed illumination.