one of my favorite articles on styling bookcases. She includes a wonderful tip… grouping paperbacks and small books in baskets and flipping them so that the pages face out. I love it because it creates texture and art on a shelf, but it’s still easy to pull the basket off the shelf and find what you’re looking for!
built-in bookcase frames big-screen tv... and other ideas to design around a tv... general rule of thumb is that the distance from the television screen and your viewing spot should be between two to three times its width... example: with a 32” screen, sit between 5½ and 8 feet (96”) away for the best entertainment experience
brick fireplace with crown and built-ins This is a perfect picture in that the fireplace has the same level flooring and little to no reveal from the wall (hence the built-ins sit farther out into the room)