The library above, photographed by Architectural Digest, belongs to writer/director M. Night Shyamalan. Creator of movies such as The Sixth Sense, Signs and The Village, Shyamalan is known for his smart thrillers and intricate mysteries. So it’s no surprise that his Philadelpia estate features an extensive home library, full of stories for inspiration and a massive antique writing table for brainstorming. AROHO loves the room’s light oak paneled walls and, especially, the winding staircase leading up to a second story of books. This is the type of place where you could get lost for hours.
We all may not have the luxury of living on a palatial 1937 Georgian Revival estate, located out in an idyllic countryside. But copying Shyamalan’s decorating style is actually quite simple. Just take a look through the Pottery Barn website, where you can find: a stunning, European-inspired, heavy wood table; leather covered desk chairs; a large Persian floor rug; and chocolate-colored velvet drapes, which are dark enough to keep the sunlight out while you peruse ghost stories by candlelight.