Room Love: Cathedral-Like Library

An historic building re-imagined as a sleek, modern hotel gets me every time but especially when a tome-filled library is its centerpiece. This is the library/lounge of the new B2 Boutique Hotel in Zurich housed in a former brewery and it holds over 30,000 books!  My jaw dropped when I saw the extra high ceiling, arched windows and those light fixtures.

The belted chairs and tables are kind of cooky and funky, don’t you think?

I like what’s going on with the walls too. Overall I think the design is really original and does a great job of highlighting the architectural features of the building.

(Photos: B2 Boutique Hotel)


  1. Monika says:

    My jaw dropped open at that opening photo – LOVE it. If there’s a reason to visit Zurich (and there are many of course) I’d have to say the top reason is just to see that library in person! Thanks for sharing!

  2. sue says:

    lovely! having a library with floor-to-ceiling shelves is a dream of mine… and i actually really love those chairs, they remind me of one i designed once with a corset so it’s good to see i’m not the only one who likes my chairs to cinch in their waists!

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