Library by Eva Quateman
Walls are painted in a python-skin pattern (black-and ivory paint) by decorative artist Paul Minnihan.
"It provides an unexpectedly glamorous background for the library of Chicago Merchandise Mart DreamHome 2006. Chicago designer Eva Quateman decided to reject the classical notion of a library as a traditional interior with lots of wood and brass lamps. Instead she came up with a black, gray, gold, and ivory room whose sensual personality combines masculine and feminine elements."