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Tommy Smythe's Library

Classic touches create a cosy atmosphere for relaxation.

In the former library of Smythe, associate designer with Sarah Richardson Design and co-star of HGTV's Sarah's Cottage and Sarah's House, a menswear-inspired sofa and oversized pillows invite visitors to sink in with a good book. The rich olive green wall colour emphasizes the traditional feel of the library, and makes the white trim pop. Antique furniture and accent pieces further the sense of history, while the black painted mullions provide a graphic focal point.

See more of Tommy's houses, from past to present, in our photo gallery

  • Photographer: Ted Yarwood
  • Source: House & Home January 2006 issue
  • Products: Fabrics for sofa and cushions, Designer Fabrics; wall colour, Olive (13), Farrow & Ball; mullion colour, Safety Black (82), Benjamin Moore; throw, Hermès.

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