The second floor is open living area; this is the view from the top of the stairs. The owners' movie screen may not be practical for everyone, but it's a good solution to limited space. A flat-screen TV, with its dark screen, would have risked further narrowing the room visually. On the other hand, the mirror's reflective surface helps open up the width (though we might have chosen an less imposing frame).
Now turn around, and take a look at the rest of the open room. (Click to the next page.)