Here is a pic of our family room:
Here is what I'm thinking... Some sort of beachy theme with a more grayish blue than the swatch on the wall and the fireplace in a more of a sand color (the swatch on the wall will be used in the adjoining kitchen). Will that make the fireplace look huger? Do you think there will be problems with putting components for the TV (DVD player, etc) into the hole on the Left? We won't use the fireplace too often, but we do plan on leaving it functional. We are planning on mounting a flatscreen tv above the fireplace, but again I'm worried about the heat.
I'd appreciate your thoughts!