The simple repeated pattern across the front mantel shelf is reminiscent of Gothic architecture. The wonderful texture and style with an old world flair makes this a good choice if a Tuscan look is your desire.
This fireplace is also available as a builders series, which means there is no filler piece built to fit around the firebox opening. This would be used whenever there is going to be brick, marble, or granite, etc. around the firebox opening which will stay exposed.