Published at Wednesday, September 11th 2019, 11:17:37 AM. Fireplace. By Laurence Schlicher.
If you are the type of person who craves a bold living space, something far different and more unique than the average, try a molded fireplace set into the wall. The ultra-modern shape boasts lusciously curved lines that mimic the organic waves of flames, resulting in a fascinating combination of the natural and the man-made. This is not a design for everyone, but whether you love it or hate it, you cannot deny it has style. Allow it to be the center of attention with unassuming furniture and a clean black and white color scheme.
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.
Not only does a contemporary fireplace instantly become a breathtaking focal point for any room, but with new advances in energy efficiency, they have never been so cost-effective. Many people are choosing to go with direct-vent fireplaces, or have direct-vent inserts placed in their existing fireplaces. These direct vents remove the combustible elements of a fire while still retaining warmth and radiating heat. They are a great, eco-friendly way to get the most out of your fireplace. The best part is, they work with just about any design!
Talk about having presence! The combination of heavy dark wood and delicate glass create an intriguing atmosphere, making your home feel comfortable and ultra-modern at the same time. The unique shape of this modern fireplace provides storage for your fuel while also evoking a piece of modern art. The elevation of the fire itself makes cleaning much easier than the standard hands-and-knees affair, while your extra wood is beautifully displayed and within reach. It goes perfectly with minimalistic furniture and natural wood floors, while small pops of color and whimsical home decor keep this fireplace from seeming too austere.