I am doing a very traditional, painted white, beaded inset kitchen with wood floor. We made a screened-in porch into our indoor eat-in-kitchen area/desk area. It has an off-center fireplace that was faced in a lot of ugly stone that we had removed and we are now at a complete loss as to what to do to "finish" it and make it really nice. What you see below is the state it sits in currently b/c we are stuck.
The general plan is to have a bottom cabinet built with an open center for storing wood and two cabinets with doors on either side, done to match the new cabinetry. The top of this cabinet would serve as the "hearth" for safety, and this material might be the same "Raven" (dark gray) Caesarstone that I am using for my perimeter counters, or possibly some leftover Danby Imperial Marble, which will be used on my island counter. We also may decide to do a fireplace surround of the same material.
I'd really like to end up with something that looks great, as if we planned the fireplace from the beginning, and that also accounts for it being off-centered and makes it seem more balanced.
We are sure someone out there has a terrific idea as to what to do with the fireplace to make it a stunning and unique aspect of our eat-in-kitchen area, but our architect, interior designer and KD are not coming up with it, so we are hoping someone in GW land will have a terrific idea or two!
This is the opposite side of the same room