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.
Chicken Feeder - Faded Charm: ~Simple Winter Table Decor~ collect all white candles and display on silver or white tray on kitchen table or entertainment cabinet, end tables, or any dresser, coffee table, or night stand
Idea for when we put french door in dining room. Ikea Shelves Into Built-in Bookcases :: I really love this. You could turn any room into a library with this idea. And you don't need ikea for it, either.