Fireplace and mantle help needed
Here is our current fireplace
We are getting new carpet, so now is the time to redo the greenish/black tile and the mantle. The fireplace itself has to remain in place. I'd like to take this opportunity to update the look -- but still have it fit in with our house, which has all white trim. I thought I could introduce some stone, but keep a white mantle. I cannot raise the fireplace; it must stay on the floor.
Does anyone have any ideas or advice?
Here are a couple ideas I like: