Rows of matching Billy bookcases from Ikea work well here. Consider that the books and accessories offer the pop while the bookcases provide the background. (contemporary living room by Smith & Vansant Architects PC)
A Peter Rogers portrait of Hitz's close friend, the late Nan Kempner, hangs in the library. "The room doesn't get a lot of light, so I decided to make it cozy and turned it into an English-style portrait room ." Alex Hitz'a LA home.