Published at Friday, September 20th 2019, 07:36:20 AM. Fireplace. By Laurence Schlicher.
For nearly a decade Kate, an avid renovator and decorator, has been dishing out expert interior design advice on her blog Centsational Style. Here she shares how this fireplace built in the 1980s was made over with beautiful patterned cement tile. It took 34, eight-inch square tiles to get the job done with the help of 1/4 inch spaces. Before getting started she removed the original drywall mantel. After installing the new tile, she added a new wood mantel.
And while many homes built during certain periods feature built-in fireplaces, they may require an update to keep with the times and one`s personal needs.
Both decorative and functional, cozy and statement-making, a fireplace is the heart of any home. And whether you like it or not, your fireplace is the focal point of any space that it occupies. For that reason, it`s important to give your fireplace the same attention that it attracts. The look of your fireplace can elevate–or downgrade–a space, so making it beautiful is key.
Thanks to creativity and revolutionary new fireplaces like City Series designer gas fireplaces, fireplace finishing is one of this year`s hottest interior design trends. Technology like City Series exclusive Cool Wall System is unlocking a whole new world of fireplace design possibilities, enabling flammable finishes like wallpaper and wood, and the placement of art and media without heat barriers (aka mantels). Follow us online to see original finishing ideas from designers who love putting fire center stage.