Shiplap on fireplace, rustic mantle, also love the coffee table.
Grout Color Has a Big Impact on Your Retiling Project
built in bookshelves around fireplace, mantle
Gallery – Scandi-Style Renovation Brings Bungalow to Life
fireplace makeover, transform your brick fireplace with wood and a mantel.i ended up painting the inside of my fireplace black and spraying wood silver.looks amazing!
Built in ikea hack - Studio Kosnik (do this in basement for art supplies and toys and to cover brick fireplace
White washing was done with sponge & semi gloss latex white ceiling paint…
Garden Mantel Surrounded by Built-ins - A Pretty Life In The Suburbs
This might also be another option: have the left side of the fireplace form a window seat for reading and right side be our home theater shelf/storage
DIY Thin Brick Wall Tutorial - this would be more for a future home. I like the idea of a thin brick wall as to not remove too much space from a room.