Houzz is the new way to design your home.
Small stairway bench (Craftsman home)
Coffered ceiling, high dark paneling, nice functional transom-esque windows
Love the hippo!! Good as an occasional seat or footstool. Found at Jonathan Adler ($695-1295), which is based on UK original: Omersa.co.uk
little shelf of books above doorway
Paneled doorway to make room (depth-wise for bookshelves)