Houzz is the new way to design your home.
I like to think that up those stairs is a comfy armchair, just right for escaping with a good book.
Ian Fleming never mentions James Bond doing laundry. Probably it's because 007 is too busy on covert missions, but maybe, just maybe, it's because he keeps his laundering facilities cleverly sequestered behind a pair of sliding bookcases.
The left panel of this built-in actually opens up into an ensuite bath.
This handsome cabinetry may look ordinary enough — there's a TV inside, right? It's actually a doorway to a home office beyond.
The open shelving works great as a room divider, and provides easy access from both sides
Add height with artwork. When you have a shorter shelf above a longer shelf, place a taller object, such as a great piece of art, at the end of the longer shelf to achieve balance. Since it extends the height of the shelf above it, the shelves as a whole feel cohesive.
Arranging books by color might not be the most practical method of organization, but it sure is pretty.