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Room to Love: Bookcase design takes turn for the better

Style Weston
Spazio-Rosso-Study
. —Sean Litchfield

THE PAPER

The library in the Viceroy Santa Monica, designed by Kelly Wearstler, was designer Stephanie Rossi’s inspiration for this Weston study. However, rather than choosing a vibrant yellow paint, Rossi, principal at Spazio Rosso Interior Design, opted for a more muted, textural wallpaper for the walls and ceiling.

THE BOOKSHELVES

New diagonal bookshelves built by JDM Contracting of Lakeville rest seamlessly atop cabinets preserved from a former design. “They make a great graphic backdrop for the room,’’ Rossi said.

THE LIGHTING

The desk lamp’s slim profile provides a shot of color without fuss. “The sliver of orange cuts nicely though the dark diagonal bookcase,’’ Rossi said.

THE DESK

The reflectivity of the glass Bridge desk from Suite NY juxtaposes with the room’s more organic elements, such as the rug, drapes, and raffia wallpaper. The black top blends with the built-ins, while the white underside works with the area rug. A file cabinet underneath almost disappears.

THE RUG

The Kravet Show Jumper rug was the first piece Rossi chose for the space. “My inclination was to dive headfirst into pattern,’’ Rossi said. “Luckily our client was on the same page.’’ Chevron draperies amp up the effect.

THE DESK CHAIR, THE STOOL, THE SWIVEL CHAIR, AND THE BENCH

The Team desk chair is from Suite NY. The stool, a Lace pouf by Benjamin Graindorge, is available at Ligne Roset, and the Metropolitan ’14 swivel chair by Jeffrey Bernett can be viewed at B&B Italia. The Coalesse Davos bench from Showroom, upholstered in a wool ombre fabric, is where the homeowners’ sons sit to wait for the school bus.

Marni Elyse Katz blogs about design at StyleCarrot.com. Send comments to [email protected]Subscribe to our free real estate newsletter — our weekly digest on buying, selling, and design — at pages.email.bostonglobe.com/AddressSignUp