Monica's fireplace makeover… beautifully whitewashed, or grey washed, brick with a lighter grey paint color to flank the fireplace…actually, a greige would likely be better because the warmth of the brick still comes through.
For the basement family room! Center the fireplace TV stand with the shelves on each side.
floating media shelf: add cutout for the plugs?
I did something similar with my own bookshelves - bought prefabs from target, painted, and added moulding. _____ DIY Built Ins from IKEA Bookcases + ORC Week 2