We love this elegant fireplace nook whose tranquil design is enhanced by a wonderful view. The couch faces the fireplace and the view and really designates it as a special area, as does the fact that the space in enclosed on three sides. Yet the feeling remains airy and open with the help of the half wall and the large windows. The nook has no television, no distractions, just the calming kinetic glow of the fire to promote total serenity. Especially in this contemporary space, the fire really comes alive against the light, neutral color scheme. If you are lucky enough to have a beautiful decorative fireplace like this one, consider making it the focal point of the nook. If not, look for one at Brisach.