Houzz is the new way to design your home.
we like how the black tile matches with the black metal of the unit -- it helps hide the outline of the unit.
like the crown at the top. Not sure if it would work in our house though
The structure of this looks right for us - a hearth we can sit on, a mantle. Wood above the mantle, tile/stone below. Woodwork is a little too busy for us, especially above the mantle.
Proportion and style of the mantle is appealing to both of us.
like the idea of a stone mantle, and the supporting brackets.
verticle tounge and grove
the concrete floor on a fireplace slab?
seat area of hearth in different material