Would LOVE this stone seat by the fireplace. Great place to curl up with a glass of wine and sone good music or to surf the net. Rustic but grand interiors create the impression of being at a friend's fabulous hunting lodge.
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.