This is a perfect combo of my two favorite ideas for that space under the stairs leading to the basement. A reading nook AND book storage and shelves . assuming that there is enough space for this there.
dark custom stain for the built-in maple media cabinets camouflage the TV. stand out was the fireplace, which is surrounded with a white ledgestone marble-style tile and contrasts with the dark cabinetry. Love the fireplace. Great for basement rec room.