April 21, 1997 12:00 PM

Much of the decorating was overseen by her husband of 13 years, cardiologist Robert Levine, 42; hence the walnut paneling, massive wooden desk and medical texts lining the built-in bookshelves. But when Mary Tyler Moore, 60, started remodeling the library in her New York City high-rise in 1994, she made sure to carve out a niche of her own. Set apart by three decorative wooden pillars, Moore’s side of the room features the oversize wing chair where she curled up to work on her 1995 autobiography After All, as well as a collection of framed photos of family and friends and a stained glass window that strategically disguises an ugly alley view. The furnishings come from a variety of sources. “I’m not ashamed to find something from Pier 1,” says Moore. “If it’s interesting and it fits, I’ll use it.” But because of her growing concern for animal rights, Moore regrets purchasing the antique leather trunk that serves as a coffee table. “She’s much more sensitive now to leather as a misuse of animals,” says Levine. Still, Moore likes the room’s cozy feel. “You can feel that you’re in an old English inn,” she says. “Or in your living room in London.”

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