This is the exact lay out of my formel living room with windows built in shelves on each side. I would never paint my brick or masonry but I love the tv over it, I dont have one at all in that room now.
I like the mantle Fireplace makeover: Crystal White Quartzite Interlocking Ledger Panel
love the board and batten over fireplace/marble front. kitchen and den Striking Marble Fireplace in Transitional Living Room