we have been trying to come up with an idea around the trees towards the end of our yard. "If you have a leveled yard and trees, try this awesome DIY project. People of all ages will enjoy this mini sun deck.
_stone-top-kitchen-island-williams-sonoma Love the look, BUT in a bedroom or living room, NOT in a kitchen. Imagine a sticky soy and garlic marnade spilling off the counter all over th wood and those open shelves.
I like the way they did this harth and the color painted behind the stove. I also like the wood beams framing the stove in. Maybe have similar framing and the make a gate around the stove out of the same wood.