Gorgeously co-ordinated room . the natural warmth of the brick walls, wood block side table and leather chair against the colours of the books and paintings framed by the dark wood bookcase and metal coffee table make a brilliant combination.
Books, books and more books! I've always wanted to have a high-ceilinged room with books from floor to ceiling. so high in fact, that you need one of those slidey-ladders to reach the uppermost shelves.
Rows of matching Billy bookcases from Ikea work well here. Consider that the books and accessories offer the pop while the bookcases provide the background. (contemporary living room by Smith & Vansant Architects PC)
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What a great alternative for a small space, upholstered benches that can be tucked under the table and seat more people, so long as they don't mind snuggling up. These benches can be brought to other areas of the space, too, for 360 degree seating.