Libraries. I love them, particularly when they are dramatic and spectacular. Because the library is the hear, the soul of the home’s identity. My love for libraries goes back to my early childhood and was born at the home of my late uncle, renowned writer Michael Ohad whose famed and stunning floor-to-ceiling library, focused on theater, music, and European history, surrounded his vast living room. When I walk into a home, I immediately look for the library, because, there, on the shelves, you can learn so much on the persona. Here are some of my own favorite libraries; the earliest is the inspiring Étienne-Louis Boullée's grand design for a French National Library in 1785, with its vast, barrel-vaulted ceiling and a shelving arrangement of stacked galleries of books over flat wall-cases.