I Love The '90s
A reader asked to see more examples of library-living rooms. While I was searching for fresh images, I revisited the Nancy Goslee Power residence, circa early 1990s.
Power really composed a symphony of soft luscious color here, with a classic balance of light and dark notes. (Click images to enlarge and better see how she offset pastels with rich umber and black painted pieces.) For me, some of the elements scream the '90s: pale peachy-pink walls, the painted floor. But I've read that Power was actually inspired by the 1940s when she chose her palette. She definitely proves that it's possible to use multiple pieces of painted furniture in one room; if you look closely above you may spot a clay-red desk, black chairs, and a cream table.
Jennifer's beloved Brunschwig & Fils print, La Portugaise, makes an appearence too. And the furniture is supremely timeless and elegant. Magic comes, though, from those open French doors painted aqua. It's a fun room to analyze.
The top image above is from California Country: Interior Design, Architecture, and Style. All others are from House Beautiful Decorating Style, 1992 edition.