I live in Arizona in a somewhat southwest style home that is 6 years old. Curved wall edges, arches, no crown molding. I have natural wood baseboards and natural wood doors throughout the house, but I have white plantation shutters on all windows. The fireplace is a gas insert that's surrounded by tile. I really like white fireplace mantels. Can I do white with all of the natural wood?Would it look too traditional. I also want to put different tile around the insert. I need some ideas for the mantel surround and tile. You can also see that the carpet goes right up to the fireplace. Should I have a slab installed? If I did, could the carpet be salvaged?
Also, as far as style goes for the rest of the house, it has a lot of beige/gold travertine, dark wood floors, and rustic Tuscan style kitchen and bathrooms.