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This reminds me of my first flat. Classic Victorian house interior with an original fireplace, books in the alcove. However I wasn't stylish enough to have those wonderfully chic grey walls with high white accents.

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Yellow accessories bring this stylish lounge together. Simple clean coving in white draws the eye upwards and makes a real feature of the chimney breast. - Model Home Interior Design

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Alternative to full height chimney breast - have units full width with chimney breast sitting on top. Units at bottom would be drawers apart from underneath the chimney breast.