1950’s Home Redesigned as a Cozy Haven for People Who Love to Read

As any book lover knows, having the perfect place to read is a crucial part of a home. Studio Egue y Seta designed an ideal setting for bookworms, transforming a 1950s-era Madrid house into a contemporary haven for the written word. It's appropriately called A Live-In Tale, a clever reference to all the stories that surround its inhabitants.

Each floor of the 3-story dwelling relates to books. The grandiose living room features custom-made bookshelves that line the walls with plenty of seating space. Egue y Seta recommend reading in this cozy space, “while lying in one of the vintage armchairs from the 50s that flank the large chesterfield cognac leather sofa.”

Above the living room there are even more texts displayed on a white built-in bookcase that lines the hallway. Complete with a ladder and suspended hammock-style net, it's a quiet escape for someone to immerse themselves in a fantastic tale.

Sadly, books can't be an entire life's focus, but the designers have put that same gusto towards the rest of the home. A similar aesthetic carries through the bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen to make the place feel modern yet cozy.

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via [Freshome]

Photography by Vicugo Foto.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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