Because of the importance of the fireplace to this space, it was given extra attention and care in terms of material choice. Horizontal lines across the fireplace are travertine in two finishes, with a stainless steel bar between each stripe to add interest and detail. The combination is elegant yet highly contemporary. Riverstone at the base is in high contrast to both the wood flooring and the travertine of the fireplace, acting as a visual barrier between wood and large stone. This also mimics these materials in nature, following the path of mountain to river, river to earth.