Bookcase / Fireplace Combos
Trying to get ideas for a specific fireplace surround need... General bookshelves not with fireplaces are under "Bookshelves & Home Libraries."
"Built-In Beauties: A pair of tall, narrow bookshelves flank both sides of the fireplace in this spacious living room. The upper portion of the shelves is used to display books and other collectibles, while the lower part is outfitted with a cabinet to stow away games, DVDs, and more. The brick fireplace surround adds a dash of rough, stony texture."
"15 Clever Ways to Decorate Your Non-Working Fireplace" -- Shown: Color-coordinated books.
This "tv above mantel (yellowcapecod)" is one of several bookcase/fireplace combinations in the post "9 Ways to Design Around a TV." -- Several others ideas may be found in the "Home, Media" board (www.pinterest.com...).
"9 Ways to Design Around a TV" -- From "curating around it," to hiding it, to camouflaging it, to flaunting it; with two or three shots to illustrate each. Great inspirations!
"The library of fashion designer and art collector Kasper’s Manhattan apartment is clad in a teal silk wall covering, which is complemented by a green faux-marble fireplace surround with stainless-steel trim..." [From "20 Inspiring Green Rooms"]
"Sheathed knotty pine ceiling contrasts with the striped rug on the floor in this beautiful emerald den at the Jagdgut Wachtelhof, the fabulous new ski lodge hotel in Hinterthal, Austria, an hour outside of Salzberg." -- I'm loving the framed raised bookcases with the banquettes below...