Travertine Stone Fireplace and TV surround
The existing wood venner paneling was very dated and there was no room for a TV in this room. We decided to enhance and update the fireplace with a high efficiency direct vent gas insert, then recess a flat panel LCD TV above.
I decided to go with a natural travertine stone for the facing material and for the hearth. This gave it a natural yet modern look. The other decor in the house is modern so the stone needed to be low profile and it needed to have limited releif. Overall the recessed TV and Fireplace give this a clean, refined yet modern look.