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See thru fire place
Very modern, couches face away from it.
Fireplace with dining room
Mod and traditional mix with stone. Fire place see thru
Three sided but more framing around it...open floor.
Seating in front of fireplace
Fireplace with bookshelves.
How about some interesting tile around the fireplace? Splash of color??
Bookshelves on wall next to fireplace??
Stairs, metal and wood.
Smooth finish on fireplace, mantel and lower step. Shelves on side.
Tile around, montigo brand
Same idea on the shelf above fire.
This might be better, as instead of mantel you can frame out "mantel" and tie to shelf "framing".
Drywall shelves.....hmmmmm, not sure I like vs. the framed shelves.
I like the asymmetry of shelves, tv, framed art.
How about painted brick or tying in some of the bluestone from out front?
Glass...another way to do the shelves.