Published at Saturday, September 21st 2019, 17:04:55 PM. 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.
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.
If you are looking to refresh or replace your outdated fireplace, you have come to the right place. From luxurious marble to eye-catching tile these fireplace ideas from our favorite interior designers and bloggers will ignite your inspiration.
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.