Book nook: "We opened it to her study, lined the walls with adjustable bookshelves, installed low-voltage lighting on a dimmer and created a platform for which a custom-upholstered cushion and pillows were added for comfort," she says. "This became a cherished hideaway."
If you have a large blank wall that you don't know what to do with, consider framing up some wallpaper! Wallpaper comes in a wide variety and in all styles. And forget buying an expensive frame. Get some trim moulding cut to the proper size at Home Depot and paint it white. This makes for a dramatic (but inexpensive) piece of wall art. Cool, huh?