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Fireplace recessed between bookcases
Simplicity of bookcases
Shallow bookcases and fireplace between them.
Mantel running all the way to the wall.
Simplicity of bookcases. fireplace is maybe too simple as is, but might be great with chunky wood mantel.
Don't like this per se, but the idea of the columns building the fireplace forward.
The different levels on the front of the fireplace
Columns pulling it forward.
Don't like curve, but do like the way the fireplace sits between the bookcases.