Rare-book dealer Kinsey Marable assisted Oprah with her vast library of classic editions. Her cozy reading room (details shown above) happens to be featured in a special literary-inspired issue of O at Home, and I won't spoil the surprise for those who haven't seen it, but I thought it would be interesting to re-post an image of Marable's Virginia home (House Beautiful circa 1990s, below).
The book dealer and Oprah must be kindred spirits because soft greens combined with rich reds and that sink-in comfort look dominate both rooms. Although the mogul's personal library is a bit more formal. Have to love her malachite boxes and numerous volumes bound in red.
Click here to see Marable's townhouse as featured in the April 2008 issue of Southern Accents. (Atlanta's own Clinton Smith wrote the piece.) And beyond aesthetics, be sure to explore Marable's site. It's fascinating to learn about his consulting work with book collecting clients.
Above, books recommended by Marable; image via his business site.