Great idea for hiding the TV could work in any decor Fireplace or not! A sliding wall above the fireplace (a ventless model from Hearth Cabinet) conceals the television. Hide the TV in a variation on this theme?
Like the idea of having the bench on one side of the fireplace for extra seating. Would need to leave space for sliding door on wall Gas fireplace / built-in / contemporary / closed hearth FAIRO ECO-LINE 80 Kal-fire