I am also on the hunt for artwork and other accessories (pillows) to finish out the space. I did offer a suggestion to him to have the components moved off the fireplace mantel. There is too much going on with the fireplace mantel with the cable-box and other items. I would like to see him get two matching chests to go on the both sides of the fireplace. He could have the wires installed in back of the walls which would give the fireplace a cleaner look. Here is what I envision the space would look like with matching cabinets:
Hopefully I will get the OK to get started on the stripes. Check back in a week or two and see the magic come into reality!