Corey-This one is it! One spot for a chair with drawer space on each side. Built in LEDs under the shelves. Contrast your white built in desk with dark wooden floors while connecting the two with beige walls.
Benjamin Moore Nightfall paint color - I'm thinking of painting the living room a dark gray to contrast with all the white paint (trim, fireplace, moldings) in there. --- Good for office/downstairs living room - something dark and dramatic
Diy Faux Fireplace-closeup of the firebox with a white wood hearth. This would solve my problem of lack of a hearth and not wanting to mess up our gorgeous wood floors in case we were to ever remove the mantel.