Published at Monday, September 16th 2019, 23:25:00 PM. Fireplace. By Laurence Schlicher.
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.
The black metal and exposed chimney of this modern fireplace design lend themselves well to a 60`s-inspired room. When set against a large picture window, the boxy frame is echoed perfectly, giving a sense of continuity without being too uniform, as well as offering a welcoming view when the weather gets a bit too dreary. The stark black metal can seem a bit harsh in a smaller space, so complement a fireplace like this with low, angular furniture to make the room seem taller, and bright splashes of color to update its retro-chic feel.
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 bright red may seem difficult to fit into most design schemes, but this bright fireplace is surprisingly versatile. It boasts a classic shape and is perfect for a retro-inspired look. The long, bright exposed chimney creates a bold contrast with dark walls, making high ceilings look even more elongated. This type of fireplace is perfect for lounging in front of, reading a book or sipping a warm drink. Complement the style of this fireplace with Bauhaus-inspired furniture and a neutral palette for maximum style. Small touches in the same shade will tie a whole room together for a chic, coordinated look.