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    Turn unused space around the house into extra seating and storage with a minimum of carpentry—and get a snug, homey haven for daydreaming, reading, even napping

    Recess a seat between built-in bookcases, and invite readers to take a load off. | Photo: Eric Roth |

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    Like the look of books surrounding window. Might add a window seat too. Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves Our 50 Favorite Built-In Storage Ideas -

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    built-in bookcases, window seat, library ladder

    This is the perfect place to put a pull out bed! I always look at those beds and thing they're impractical because it's too hard to leave all of the open floorspace needed for one but I'd happily do it for this library/reading space.

    Built In Window Seat Design.

    What an inviting room! Love the idea of having a library with a bay-window-reading nook.

    This Old House - unique window seat with lovely built-in book shelves & drawers...a mini library

    window seat and built in bookshelves - this is kind of what I was picturing!

    Sturdy piano hinges turn a built-in window seat into a smart entryway storage solution. | Photo: Keller + Keller |

    "Octavia" Bookcase. Glass doors, glass sides, removable/adjustable glass shelves trimmed in wood, and with touch-controlled light inside.

    Inspired by the Bruno Matthson Book Crib, we introduce the Slotted System Bookcase. Whether used as a single shelf or in a seamless-looking row, these handsome hold-alls keep everything from small paperbacks to large art books and lps.

    "Octavia" Bookcase at Neiman Marcus.

    Library Room I love the built in shelves, bookcases, and window seat

    built-in bookshelves, library ladder, window seat, sconces, blue (via The Designer's Attic: Quadrille)

    bay window & books

    book cases on either side of a window

    (Nook) Built-in seat with pretty. House of Turquoise: Lou Lou's Decor

    turquoise window seat interiors. Oh my gosh I love this!!! especially the little doors underneath!

    Wrap Around Shelves with Cabinet Doors and that window seat (needs a cushion!)