Published at Thursday, October 03rd 2019, 17:01:05 PM. Fireplace. By Laurence Schlicher.
The long, narrow shape and sturdy steel construction of this modern design ensure that a maximum of heat radiates throughout the room. Its beautiful, long lines are the perfect addition to high ceilings, while the width of the hearth itself makes a room seem full of warmth and comfort. Dipping down into a sunken seating area, this fireplace creates an instantly inviting area for entertaining or lounging. Offset the stark black with quirky furnishings and pops of color for a unique, personal atmosphere.
Few can deny the nostalgic joy of a good old fashioned fireplace, to say nothing of the warmth and heavenly glow provided on a long cold night or at an intimate gathering.
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.
The best modern fireplaces, much like the best modern homes, pay homage to the past without being restricted by it; they incorporate the best of what came before while looking ahead and welcoming what is to come.