Published at Monday, September 02nd 2019, 01:33:46 AM. Fireplace. By Laurence Schlicher.
Simply put, stone fireplaces consist of either manufactured or natural materials. This surround renovation by the duo behind Chris loves Julia incorporates the latter. The stacked stone ledgers are strips of dark, charcoal marble glued to interlocking panels for easy installation. For drama, the fireplace goes up to the ceiling. As a result, the stunning stonework draws the eyes upward making the average sized room feel ginormous and airy. Capping off the remodel is the live-edge wood mantel that beautifully complements the textured marble.
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.
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.