Friday, January 20, 2012

My Top Picks: Fireplaces

Hello and Happy Friday to you! With the bitter cold we've been having and the prospect of building a new home, I've been collecting some stylish and cozy-looking fireplaces. We don't currently have a fireplace, but we look forward to the day when we do!

I really like the look of a marble surround or marble walled fireplace. Using one or two large pieces of marble is stunning but using marble tiles can be really pretty too.

This first space is by Atmosphere Interiors (Saskatoon, SK). The marble is gorgeous and the grid panelling above is a lovely touch too. (A great way to accentuate the soaring height of the ceiling in this particular space.)



Erica of Moth Design had her fireplace faced in marble tile which is simply gorgeous and makes the fireplace the real focal point of the room. I would think this is probably a more cost-effective way to do it too.




Design by Angie Hranowsky. This is such a beautiful look.

Fireplaces with detailed mill work are also nice looking. They're classic with simple but strong lines. They usually have a mantel which gives you a nice spot to showcase some favourite objects. (Just leave out the TV in this first one, please.)






I also like the look of Victorian styled mantels in some spaces. They are pretty and I like it when people "mix things up" by paring the old world look of the fireplace with modern furnishings.




Oh, and I want to show you this one too. It has a sleek, modern look without the cost of marble or stone.



So, there's a look at some styles I like. What about you? Which style would you be most drawn to?

Wishing you all a wondrous weekend!

-Sarah

Image Sources: Alice Lane Home; Caitlin Creer Interiors; Decorpad; Style at Home; House Beautiful; Nate Berkus

4 comments:

  1. Love that room by Angie Hranowski! The one with the mirror surround is pretty cool too. Have a great weekend!

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  2. I scrolled up and down through all the fireplaces that you've shared today and I can't decide which I'm drawn to most! If I had to pick one it would have to be the Angie Hranowski space... but that could be the colour and the lovely suzani seat cushion on that one chair ;-) I also love the fireplace - and the room - in the last photo you've shared. So lovely!
    Victoria

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  3. I do appreciate the beauty and simplicity of the sleek, modern designs, but I just love a good mantle. The first millwork one you posted (with the TV) is lovely (minus the TV!), and I really like both Victorian styles - that black is stunning!

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  4. I love the last one! Which makes me happy, because I need to redo our living room fireplace, and that seems like an affordable idea!! :)

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