SF Good Questions: Inspiration for a Surround for This Wood-Burning Stove?

Hi AT:SF, We're in the middle of renovating an old house and decided on a wood-burning stove for the living room. The stove has been fitted and works really well... but looks awful. I can't seem to find much inspiration for a surround for this type of stove but I'd rather not go the 'traditional' fireplace route if I can help it...

...Any ideas you might have on how to make this stove a feature we're proud of would be much appreciated!

(Please ignore the blue paint and plaster mess on the wall... we're getting to it!)




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