The other side of the room.
Which, if you'll notice, is where my newly finished bookcase will reside. Since there are two pictured, that means I've got plans to make its twin in order to finish the room.
Next to the bookcases is a storage bench seat. I haven't figured out yet how to make it, but it will essentially be similar to cubes attached to each other and a nice thick cushion on top with some pillows for lounging in comfort. All that empty space above it will either be artwork or rigged up to hold completed sewing and craft projects.
The scallops in both pictures will be painted on the wall and be a very subtle effect with paint. Since the walls are going to be gray, the scallops will be one to two shades lighter, bringing your eye up to the ceiling.
What I haven't managed to draw/find yet is the light fixture. It needs to provide enough light to keep the room bright for late-night working but be pretty enough to be the cherry on top. I'm thinking a chandy should do the trick. Suggestions?