I like the way they did this harth and the color painted behind the stove. I also like the wood beams framing the stove in. Maybe have similar framing and the make a gate around the stove out of the same wood.
The Wood-Burning Cook Stove In My Mother's Kitchen. When I look at this picture I can almost feel the warmth of the old Monarch stove my mother cooked on in the That old stove was such a comfort, especially on a cold winter's day.