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note simple mantle piece. something similar could be done across the bedroom chimney to tie in the bookshelves on either side of the chimney
low hearth built outward from chimney; simple mantle piece
low stone mantle. this effect could be reproduced in bedroom using brick in front of the chimney
even more inconspicuous hearth. it just anchors the whole structure and creates an end-point for the chimney
perfect gliding ladder! it matches the bookcase and the hardware is inconspicuous.