This Highland Park home was designed for empty nesters who were downsizing to a more intimate space. The high ceilings, however, jeopardized a warm feel. Furthermore, the mix of high and low ceilings diminished flow. To address these issues, wood paneling was used in the high-ceilinged rooms to create a more human scale, while in rooms with low ceilings, drapery was hung at ceiling height to create a greater sense of verticality. The result is a home that feels consistent room to room, conducive to harmonious, serene living.