I must admit there are 2 things which will instantly make me love any house....front porches and built ins. Immediately they both give me a welcoming and possibly a nostalgic feeling. There is something so appealing about built ins, they are great confined spaces which give a certain dimension to any room. It can also act as a focal point of a room as we see in the Living Room photo below. I LOVE this beige and black room! This has now become an inspiration for a space in my bedroom, though on a much smaller scale. Imagine all the shelves I will have to create vignettes?! Ahhh heavenly!
(images in order from: Traditional Home, House and Home, Apartment Therapy & Desire To Inspire/McGill Design)