Excuse the crudeness of this rendering, but as always, my time seems to be running shorter than I would like. I at least wanted to explore the forms we discussed at our meeting. The doors are defininately wrong for the look, but I'm developing a new 3d version of the correct one. As it stands, there are elements I like, especially bringing the cornice of the cabinet level with the break in the fireplace section, but I'm having trouble incorporating the stone surround (sound like a familiar problem?) There just isn't enough room there!
I also toyed with the idea of doing the lower section in wood rather than plaster. This adds a certain warmth to the entire space that I believe will be appealing.
Anyway, I'd like to get your feedback. Maybe between now and then I can resolve the fireplace surround (and find my maple flooring picture file!)