This style home with the grand entrance hallways and the stairs being one of the first visual points just cry out for a carpet stair runner just like this one. I love the strips, and the colours are gorgeous especially against the pale walls and on the real stained wood floor. I also love how the photo gallery runs up the stairs, all of this just makes you want to explore further. Although if it was me I would have maybe thrown in a few coloured frames too.
Love the books. Interesting how they've turned them the other way round to avoid the brighter colours on the spine! The muted colours are nice but I'd prefer to be able to see which books I'd like to read as opposed to having them for a display purpose