Blue couch is lovely, walls not so much. The books are mostly for display purposes-you’d have to climb on the couch to get a book! And stand on top of the back to reach the top shelves! Horror!!! (But I do love that couch.)
This is a bit too much blue for me, though the ceiling & rug lighten it up a bit. And those tiny little lamps high up are going to be hopeless for reading, at least for my eyes. I also think that couch (?) would be more conducive to napping than reading – I could easily see myself drifting off.
We have looked at this photo closely as we try to decide what color to paint our new library when it is finished in 11 months. I think we opted for monochrome like this but in a pale shade of a warm gray.
The overall look is lovely though I would not have picked this shade of blue myself. I really appreciate how the seating fits the small space so well and provides some really luxe and lush spots to enjoy some time with a book.