I love the built-ins in this space, the bookshelves flanking the balcony doors and the recessed cubby for storing fire logs. The only thing I'd change is the television over the fireplace (ugh! why do people do it?), but it's easy to ignore that and imagine myself curled up in that grey armchair with a blanket on my lap and a new book in my hands.
Speaking of which, I can't wait to get some serious reading done over the holidays! What are you reading these days?
Image from Elle Decor, No, 163 photographed by Pieter Estersohn