This room started out with a plain square opening before it was converted into a comfortable reading area. The cabinet maker built library units and added stained paneling to the walls. The columns and framing around the entry were added. Then, I added texture and a stone finish to the columns and arch. I added wall icing to the underside of the arch. To bring out the details and add character, I added sepia staining to the woodwork. On the coffered ceiling, I painted the frame in a dark metal finish with the same sepia stain on the tin inserts.