This seems like a perfect shelf and cabinet layout based on our spacing. Could work nicely if face of fireplace were raw or white brick. Crown molding look? (not sure what to call fireplace surround) may be too formal but generally like.
Pro-tip: Blues & grays are the perfect foundation for a room. They allow you to mix in virtually any pop of color for a flexible, always-stylish space. The Creativity Exchange shared some fantastic design tips on their site this week.
Railing Idea Grand formal foyer with dark hardwood floors and double front doors. Sweeping paneled staircase with white spindles and dark handrail. Curved balcony overlooking stairs, white walls and large glass and iron pendant.