The built-in bookcases in this living room help provide much needed storage in a small home while helping to bounce light into the room from the windows. At night the books are illuminated by the monopoint track fixtures. Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography
This section contains the living room on the first floor and the master suite above, as well as a staircase connecting the two. "The client had work done on the living room upon moving in, including adding all of the bookshelves, so all that was really required here was refinishing the floors, changing the paint palette and adding lighting to illuminate the books and art," Smith says. This lighting system is composed of monopoint track fixtures.
9. Have a good read. Pull out your favorite design books, trashy magazines, or that novel you haven't had time to read lately and indulge. Curl up on the sofa, a chaise or even on your bed with a warm blanket and a fattening coffee or cocoa drink. Blue Monday has now become a great excuse to indulge.
I like how the prolific library shelves blended with window space. Essentially, that whole wall has been assigned the dual task of allowing light into the reading room while also acting as the library wall. Smart, smart concept!!