The fireplace provides the backdrop for the main activity in this room, thus setting the scene - so to speak - for the entire space. A clean, contemporary look was required to make this background as minimalist as possible, while also continuing the theme of the outdoors inside. Small strips of green stone tiles are carefully placed to mimic the look of live bamboo, met with white river rock on the floor in contrast of texture rather than color. A heated limestone floor with subtle glass detailing well compliments the look of the fireplace, while at once adding to the cozy feeling of the space. Subtle details throughout this room keep the space interesting for both the home owner and short-term visitor.