Arched ceilings give an airy, but potentially cold, feeling to the space. Warmth is retained through the use of woods that echo the wood of the door, the use a patterned rug and the fabric of the textured sofas. Great chandelier, too.
Double-height living room with built-in bookshelves high up on wall that are accessed by a ladder (I've always wanted a library tall enough that it requires a ladder!) Grey grasscloth-covered walls, tufted bench as ottoman and modern chandelier