Mix horizontals and verticals Play with your book arrangements to find the best configuration for your space. Mix horizontally stacked books with classically positioned uprights for an informal look. This is also a great cheat for any oversized books that are too tall to stand upright on shelves.
An Oriental carpet runner is fitted to the original staircase, visible from the front door. Aside from adding visual interest, it was originally installed to help the couple's pet chihuahua use the stairs.