banquet with shelf above and storage below.
basement tv configuration, with tall cabinet for electronics, speakers in the wall, low table with storage underneath.
incorporate post into seating/counter, with shelves.
open storage under bench?
2 materials banquet
book niche in bench back
storage below bench.
upholstered back with leather/vinyl seat. Practical, I like the contrasting elements
Interesting treatment of base and seat overhang, providing heel room.
Make a long drawer in the end by the bookcase, skip under-bench storage on that leg of the seat.