This is the perfect place to put a pull out bed. I always look at those beds and think they're impractical because it's too hard to leave all of the open floor space needed for one but I'd happily do it for this library/reading space
I love the cottage style features: the texture of the ceiling; the wood floors; the wood countertop on the island contrasting with the other countertop; the cabinets with moulding that goes to the ceiling; the farmhouse sink.
BUTCHER BLOCK ISLAND (No white cabinets) Modern cottage kitchen with glossy white beadboard ceiling and white box beams. White wood paneled center island with butcher block countertop and sawhorse counter stools. Love the chocolate wood floors.