Hook above mantle
I am installing a gas fireplace, with a veneer stone surround and "chimney" (fireplace vents out the back, chimney just for appearance sake). Since this is new, now seems to be the time to make provisions for hanging things above the mantle (wreath, pictures, boar's head, marlin, whatever).
Any thoughts or experience with this? Looking for something relatively inconspicuous, but useful when it needs to be.
Right now, I'm thinking of an eye-bolt at a stone seam, set into a stud. I can affix a hook to that when needed. Just wondering if there are other solutions that would work/look better. Or, if nothing else, a source for a non-bright eye-bolt.