see how the fireplace sticks out?
Low cupboards to seat TV (see LH alcove) with bookshelves above
Modern and light, this newly-decorated home shows how use cool Scandi style to inject warmth and character into a period home
Grey modern living room with woodburner
From Elle Decor South Africa. With the bookcases on either side of this I think the mantel should be uncluttered.
Bookcases (note dark walls and red ceiling).