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.
Marvelous Corner Gas Fireplace trend San Francisco Traditional Family Room Remodeling ideas with bookcase bookshelves built in shelves built in storage crown molding decorative pillows fireplace surround