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.
symmetry + built-in cabinet + chevron brick fireplace detail + wood-metal coffee table in classic neutral living room by munger interiors. Very nice off white built in cabinets around an off white fireplace