We're part way through renovations of our 1930s house, and had originally planned to rip out this gas fireplace and put in an open fire with a white mantel. However... it's actually started to grow on me a bit - it does really suit the house, and I am all for keeping original character where possible. But it's definitely not my taste and the colour doesn't go at all with what I had planned for the room. (bluey walls, white woodwork, mixture of tan leather and burgundy velvet sofas).
What would you do? Tear out or work with it?