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Fireplace Design Ideas

A living room just doesn’t feel complete without a fireplace.  It is a focal point in the room that we often center the furniture around. The variety of fireplace design ideas is endless. They can be modern surrounding a gas fireplace insert, they can be traditional complete with red brick and a wooden mantle, and they can be everything in between.

We love refacing a fireplace to alter the look of a room or using the existing fireplace as inspiration for the space.  We’ve complied pictures of a few of the fireplace design ideas we have worked with over the years with different styles and purposes.

fireplace design ideasThis fireplace became a focal wall. with stacked stone and built in benches.  We love the way the pillows and upholstered bench soften the stone and break up the wall a bit.  Its a different take on built-ins flanking either side of a fireplace.  There is no hearth for this fireplace which is a more modern look.

003Look how much more traditional the same stone can look with a different design.  The red tile hearth gives that traditional feel while the stacked stone bring modern elements.  This is a working wood fireplace which is always more traditional than a gas insert. There is room for art above the firebox, but the stone is so pretty that it doesn’t necessarily need the embellishments.

No mantle FireplaceA fireplace does not need to have stone.  This traditional wood fireplace is trimmed quite simply with wood molding.  Because this client very rarely lights a fire, this fireplace is mostly decorative. We chose to put two upholstered swivel chairs in front because they can rotate to face into the room or to move toward the fire depending on how the room is being used at that time.

005_scheffdesigns-8-2015This traditional fireplace and mantle features a slate stone update.  We pulled our color palette for the room right out of the slate.  The slate was used for the hearth and the fireplace surround providing continuity.  The white pillars and mantle finish the look providing nice contrast to the walls.

jester-weldon-living-room-2A grand space requires a grande fireplace.  This traditional living room is the perfect place for conversation for two by a cozy fire.  The sconces and mirror above the mantle dress up the wall and make the space feel finished.

img_3128 Who doesn’t love a limestone fireplace?  This white stone off the dark walls really makes a statement.  It doesn’t require much for decor around it because the stone is so beautiful on its own. We mimicked the curve in the firebox with the limestone ledge softening the cold stone.

img_1744This fireplace features a dark stone contrasting off a light color wall. Its certainly not our best quality photo, so the poor lighting hides the dimension in the stone,but we love the clean look of dark granite with a pop of gold around the firebox.

080_scheffdesigns-8-5-2014This fireplace and built-ins were existing when we entered this space, but the television was on another wall creating the problem of two focal points in a room.  By moving the TV over the fireplace, we create a single focal point allowing the furniture to work around it.

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This traditional fireplace existed in this home for many years, and it needed a bit of a facelift.  Adding the gold sconces above it adds to the traditional look but dresses up the wall.  The two toned mirror frame picks up the black from inside the firebox, while also highlighting the gold form the sconces. Since this home has little kids, the fireplace does not get used for a fire, so tall candles fill the void while keeping it safe for the kids to be around.

dscn1809There are so many varieties of stone to use around a fireplace.  This home featured a much more rustic and earthy stone which provides a more casual look for a family room. We chose a brighter blue wall to contrast the stone and brighten the space.

Traditional wood mantleFinally, a traditional  New England hearth and fireplace with red brick and a white mantle becomes more of a background in the orange and blue living room.

Which fireplace would you like to call home?  Do you prefer a modern feel or traditional? Gas or wood fire?

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