High ceilings and deep, detailed mouldings add personality to a small space. Built-in bookshelves and cane back chairs flank a faux-fireplace. Art is hung vertically; the focal piece above the fireplace mantel is illuminated with an elongated picture light. See more fireplaces and mantel displays in our photo gallery. Photographer: Ted Yarwood Source: House & Home Condos, Lofts & Apartments 2010 special issue Products: Room design, Philip Mitchell. Designer: Philip Mitchell
This photo from Architectural Digest most likely is from a very large house - what tiny house has space for a dedicated library? But, if you can imagine the table in the foreground as a dining room table? Those ceiling to floor bookshelves make a lovely backdrop for a dining room - so you could get the best of both rooms - in one much smaller space!