The Ikea Ektorp Armchair is a dead ringer for the Pottery Barn version and at $250 it was a much more reasonable pursuit. It's Big, it's comfy and it's slipcovered so it's totally washable. You can't have a big comfy reading chair without an ottoman, so we bought the matching Ikea Bromma Ottoman at $99. It opens up for storage, a blanket and maybe a little pillow.
DIY built in bookcases butcher block- used upper cabinets for bases. 12 inches deep. can still have a table in front of it. Would this work for breakfast room? Have larger shelves open and then upper cabinet doors for narrower shelves at top?