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Incorporate Dumalac pic. TV installation with Merenda pic. b/c this wall will be on the south side and there will be NO WINDOWS and NO ENTRANCE area to consider there. Like the square transom windows above the double hung Pella windows. Also like the lighting behind the bookshelves BUT think hard about that "extra" before asking for installation.
Cases and windows
Another option besides the bay window installation
For Addition ***LIKE
window panes on bookcases
Another option for shelf design
Ideas for unique shelf items
Imagine config. of furniture differently BUT couch and piano location will be similar? Two chairs could be placed @ north wall? Blanket rack will go to a bedroom and NO Bookshelf @ northeast corner.
If we must put things up on shelves higher than norm reach, would we want a ladder?
May consider baskets to hide current items from "kitchen table" mail. New collection area?
There is a /THIS IS THE storage area for ALL mail, catalogs and newspapers.