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In the library, Mitchell created a cozy, masculine retreat that doesn't follow the men's club cliché. "This room has a different personality than the rest of the house," says Mitchell. "I used chocolate brown leather on the walls. It gives the room a fresh twist." White oak paneling with a gray wax finish lends warmth without the heaviness of dark wood. Comfy furniture and the room's location -- central, but removed from the action of the house -- make it a natural gathering place.

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