My apologies for the radio silence, between work and my kiddos, life has been insane! This week I've been working on two mantel designs, one will include a television above (only choice) and the other is simple and on the small side. I find clean and refined is usually the best solution for a timeless design. Here are some of my current favorites that include: recessed television options, incorporating surrounding millwork and shelving or just clean simplicity. Cheers! Happy hump day, y'all!
This is gorgeous both from a design and execution standpoint.
A stone option
This suits a smaller room
Well proportioned fireplace surround that includes the television