Finding Warmth in an Eclectic Home Library

All avid readers dream of a luxury home library where they can get lost in the pages of a good book. The eclectically designed Medina lake house, Hitari, showcases a unique, romantic library that is sure to pique the interest of any book lover. Here’s how GHDA and this homeowner blended tone, structure, eclectic interests, and imagination to create a vibrant library.

A luxury home library in a Medina lake house.


Rich tones make the home library feel warm and intimate. From the lush, red Persian carpets, to the brown leather armchair and the golden finish of the bookshelves and balconies, rich textures and colors fill this luxury home.


An indoor balcony displays the vast collection of books. Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves fill not one, but two stories in this expansive library. With the addition of the indoor balcony, one can admire the entire collection from either level.

Eclectic Unity

A custom fireplace ties the Medina lake house together. By visually breaking up its wood surroundings, this gorgeous fireplace makes a bold statement while simultaneously drawing the eye up towards the second floor.

A luxury home library in a Medina lake house.


A travel motif ignites the imagination. Exotic animals are featured all over the home library, with a zebra painting on the mantle and a taxidermy grizzly grinning at the books. Globes are also prominently featured in the design, with several globes of various colors and sizes adorning the floors, and a giant map covering the ceiling of the upper story. The entrance to the upstairs portion of the library is guarded by two figureheads, perhaps warning that adventure lies within the pages of these books!

If you’re hoping to add the library of your dreams to your home, contact Gelotte Hommas today for a design consultation.