These leather-topped folding stools are like camp chairs that grew up, had a movie makeover montage scene and turned out super hot. They also play off the X-base coffee table in the area beyond, tying together the two gathering spaces visually.
Work that brick wall. I admit I've never met a brick wall I didn't like — unless it prevented me from getting to something I wanted. Play up this architectural feature by making it a focal point of the space. Its variation in color and its texture add interest to the space, free of charge!