after a few design tweaks, like adding cabinets to the lower half of our built-ins, and increasing the size of the marble surround to meet code (and changing color from creamy carrera to negro marquina), our client's fireplace remodel is start to look like something...
the inspiration drawing:
an "on the fly" drawing to clear up some design details:
selecting a slab at the marble yard (many slabs at many yards rejected):
marking the cuts:
and marble installed: with rough framing for painted wood mantel (mantel will be white, wall color to be determined):