Build your room around a natural focal point or create one with art or furniture.
An architectural element, like a fireplace, is naturally a prominent feature. Define it further by flanking it with built-in bookcases. Dress up the mantel by topping it with a stunning piece of art or a collection of items. Here in Toronto designer Jeffrey Douglas's home, the lower box-style shelves are made from CaesarStone, making them both sleek and practical as they won't scuff — perfect for storing firewood. On the shelves, he left room to breathe around the personal collections. The geisha photograph is by Laurent Guérin.