Have you ever seen a beautiful home or hotel with a perfectly curated collection of books and wonder how they’ve all come together so effortlessly to fit in with the decor? How do the stacks of books coordinate so perfectly? Or better yet, how do the make them look so perfectly imperfect?  Well, I have wondered this on occasion and now I know the secret! Apparently, there is an industry for everything and the London based company known as Ultimate Library is one that will curate and assemble an entire library for you, whether it be a residential or commercial project. Today I am highlighting a few of their projects from around the globe.

We are dedicated to building bespoke book collections for hotels, resorts, private residences and retail spaces around the world by providing them with titles that reflect their local neighbourhood.   –Ultimate Library


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Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah – Istanbulpera-palace-hotel-jumeirah via reviving charmpera-palace-hotel-jumeirah via reviving charm 3pera-palace-hotel-jumeirah library via reviving charm

One Denham Place – London
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Jumby Bay – Jumby Bay Island, Antigua jumba bay via reviving charm

The collection of ocean inspired travel books are a perfect fit for this tropical location. I recognize a couple of the titles because they are part of our own collection of books that are on display in the guest bedroom.

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Happy reading!  –xoxo, V.


  1. Karen B. says:

    What an interesting post. Who knew that there’s a company that specializes in this. I love the idea. I’d want someone to do the footwork to assemble the appropriate books, if I was a hotel owner.

  2. After Orange County says:

    Who knew? A curated library…for the person who has everything. Have you seen the stack of fantastic old book lining the staircase at Patina Farm? Amazing! I wonder if Brooke Giannetti of Velvet & Linen had those books curated?

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