DIY Faux Stacked Wood Fireplace- This is one of the prettiest fireplace decorations I have seen! Great project to welcome springtime and summer when your fireplace will be taking a break. Looks like a fairly easy DIY.
We can talk to Geoff and/or your contractor about ways to hide components. I have done something similar to this with one client. By putting a hinge, fold-out door, you can hide components and open when in use.