Amy Butler's Living Room with gorgeous IKEA Maskros pendant spraypainted gold; wide plank floors, white plank ceiling and beams, skylights, light brick fireplace, charcoal and white furniture - Amy Butler via Apartment Therapy
Perhaps you don't have time to read books but you do read magazines. Are your magazines stacked on top of the chair? Here is an idea! A DIY (or have soeone make it for you) pallet magazine holder. Paint it to match your decor.