At the back of the dining room area you could put a wall-to-wall bookcase filled with books. If you don't have that many books you can have a display bookcase where you place nick backs, a few books, some magazine, sculptures etc.
Farrow Ball’s Hague Blue. The silk velvet is matched to the wall color. The ceiling is done in Michael Smith Jasper fabric. Home of designer, Jeannette Whitson of Garden Variety Design in Nashville, TN.
Its my dream to have a library ladder in my house someday. Floor to ceiling bookcases offer plenty of space to showcase a vast collection of books. A ladder gives access to books placed high on the bookcase.