Mila Avdotya Fireplace January 23rd, 2018 - 20:05:35
Three’s company. Some may have difficulty combining two main design elements but this homeowner managed to do three. This asymmetrical layout mixes the size of all three pieces (television fireplace and artwork) comfortably into one design by maximizing the height and balancing the width of the wall. When adding artwork above the fireplace do your research before purchasing to make sure it can withstand the heat output.
Brick with wood. Exposed brick with surrounding millwork looks timeless and can be a great way to update an older brick fireplace. The untouched brick adds a more textural contrast to a freshly painted mantel and surround. Forgo white or off-white; paint your fireplace surround a bold color and watch your room transform from good to great.
Copper. I love copper in almost any application but I think it’s especially slick on a fireplace. One of my favorite attributes of copper is the way its finish changes over time. Copper is not only a beautiful facing choice but a conversation piece in any room. $5.000 to $8.000 for materials fabrication and installation.
Texture twist. You can use texture when combining a fireplace and television on the same wall. The extra texture actually makes the components subtler; the eye skims over the TV and fireplace instead focusing on the wood stone and cubbies. Even if your fireplace is front and center you can camouflage it by using the same neutral colors for the firebox as the surrounding stone.
This fireplace is an off-the-shelf Town & Country model from Rustic Fire Place but it came with options. “It runs on natural gas or propane with choices of colors for firebox panels and with either glass or river rock. It can be vented several different ways depending on where it is installed” says Mike Dawson of Rustic Fire Place.
Fieldstone. This rustic family room includes a fireplace made from stones that look and feel as if they were found in an adjacent field. The wood mantel and a raised hearth beg for family gatherings. Faux fieldstone is now available for those who are looking for a more budget-friendly alternative to this look.