This seems like a perfect shelf and cabinet layout based on our spacing. Could work nicely if face of fireplace were raw or white brick. Crown molding look? (not sure what to call fireplace surround) may be too formal but generally like.
Might you want a table in the hallway? Or would you rather keep it clear? Hall console table with mirror and pair of lamps. If you like this, come on over and join us at www. Join up for a whole home decorating resource library.