I think I could actually pull off a similar look in the living room. Only instead of a magazine basket next to the couch, it would be my spinning wheel.
Farrow & Ball Inspiration - skimming stone and elephants breath
copper and wood slice table tutorial.
Farrow & Ball Inspiration
Using every nook and corner!
Faux Fireplace Ideas and Projects • Lots of Ideas and Tutorials! Including, from 'pepper design', this awesome DIY Log Facade great for use in your faux fireplace or even a real fireplace!
Solid oak floating shelf finished with linseed oil
^ contrasting living room. Great emphasis on the fireplace. Wonderful lighting. Shapes make a bold statement. Curved walls and monolithic fireplace wall.
Lily Paulson-Ellis Designs - House & Garden, The List
DIY MANTLE Just because a girl doesn't have a fireplace doesn't mean she cant have a mantle right?