Think outside the box with built-ins. Storage and display aren't the only things to have around a fireplace. A desk isn't usually built-in around a fireplace, but this one is beautiful. Drawers, cabinets, counter space and open shelving handle add'l storage. The rich cherry cabinet tones provide real warmth. An attractive deck chair carries the look through.
Built-in Booth with Storage Drawers This cozy set up is perfect for breakfast and cleverly provides space for storage below. It reminds me of the built-in breakfast nook at my husband's grandmother's house.