You got to love it when a design turns out like you wanted it to. The new new couch arrives in a few weeks (the first one arrived with the bench on the wrong side) and I will take some photo's of the whole room when it does.
The shelf is finished with cement render and we love the finish, adding the cement was the one piece Mr B hired in help for, we were worried about getting a really good finish. The rest, including the gorgeous timber detail above the fire, was designed and built by him. Just love it, especially this chilly winter!!