Love the chair! Keeping storage all one colour, adding a mid century style chair and witty cushions make for a great, contemporary look in a subtle sea of grey and white.
Living room: Bench seat nook by the fireplace with exposed brick wall.
Breining suggests whittling down what's on your shelves by 50 percent. Then mix horizontal stacks of books among the vertical rows and intersperse decorative objects, such as bowls or vases, among them.
Alcove built-in shelves/desk combo. Desk space in lounge?