Then it happened... a flash of genius! I could use the Ikea bookshelves that we had in our old house and create a kind of faux built in bookcase wall. Beside the fireplace I had the perfect place for a shelving nook... I will explain. As you may recall, the family room looked like this:
I'm so excited! It's going to be amazing... can you picture it? I will post some photos as soon as it is done.