pared down look simply means massive thought given to the organization of things. Og Mandino knew. When personalized systems are put into action, and everything has a legitimate, logical place, a dwelling seems to iron itself out and flow.
cabinetry and pulls. Hard to tell how the rest of the lay out works, but you can float a big comfy chair in front of the book shelves with a standing light, and a small occasional table. You'll need to look at the placement of your light fixtures if you want to go floor to ceiling. Stock cabinetry can be
the cost down. If you are going for shelving, consider lighting the shelves &/or mirroring the backs of the shelves. If you have young children, you can also add a child-sized table with chairs or a child-sized reading chair.