Ah-ha! Next office I will try something like this! A place to sit & read, but not a place I can easily fall asleep, and definitely not a place where people will steal my office for a guest room :) // I need this!
If you have a blank wall what better way to give it life than sturdy built-in bookshelves, like these in the home of gallerist Rebecca Hossack. Note the way that the size of the shelves subtly increases, so that small light books snugly fill the top, while the largest, heaviest tombs have ample room at the bottom.
My house is going to be all glass with a huge open atrium with a maple tree planted in the middle. There's also going to be a little pond and waterfall that my dad is going to build for me. The pond is going to be filled with vibrant koi fish that my kids are going to pick out.