This would be perfect to store cookbooks. -

Built-in bookcase for cookbooks! I just want built in bookcases in every room for books! I'll carry a book from one room to another and have a dedicated shelf for my current read. Although, having dedicated space for cookbooks is smart, too.

Home decorating ideas,kitchen designs,creative stuff “part one”

A cozy book nook, great idea for a small room or unused space in the house. You could even sleep people in it if it's comfy enough!

I love this one

Must have: Built-in's and floor level fireplace. Create a country cottage. Built in bookshelves. (and the beams on the ceiling too)

Lovely cottage style

One of my favorite all-time English decorating photos. Modeled my CA LR from this photo. Still use several ideas in this house. Love the feel to this room.