Hand-hewn wood beams add rustic character and blend well with contemporary elements for a traditional look that fits the modern family’s lifestyle. From the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturer’s Association
Family Room: reading nook surrounded by bookshelves... this totally makes me think of you. Could be a nice place to cuddle up with one (or more) of your kids. You could have the bench hinge up to allow for more storage underneath (blankets, inflatable air mattress, other things infrequently used).