What: If you have a wood-burning fireplace, then providing a spot for enough wood to last for several hours, and one for fireplace tools, is a great idea. This room also has a TV, books and display items.How: A simple, deep (probably 18-inch), open-faced niche holds enough wood to keep the fire roaring all night, so that no one has to dash through rain or trudge through snow to get to the wood pile. I don't see fireplace tools sitting on the hearth, so it is also possible that there's a hidden spot for those. Allowing space for the chimney, the niche for the TV is just deep enough for it and a couple of display items. Open shelving handles the books and a few other decorative objects, while closed cabinets below provide hidden storage.Style: Painting all of the built-ins the same cream as the rest of the room instead of brighter white creates a serene and mellow monochromatic palette. A larger TV above a smaller fireplace can look top heavy, but the solution is to make the wood niche the same height as the fireplace and then have the TV niche extend over both the fireplace and wood niche. Visually the fireplace and wood niche appear as one whole piece and together are larger than the TV. Problem solved through good design!