Mila Avdotya Fireplace January 25th, 2018 - 10:03:50
Matched in scale. This fireplace and television one on top of the other make for a stunning lesson in scale. The perfectly sized components almost make them look like they're combined. When placing your TV above your fireplace make sure it's low enough to be comfortable to look at. You don't want anyone to crane a neck when trying to relax and watch TV.
A slab of marble granite or another solid surface creates a dramatic and minimalist aesthetic. Make sure to hand select your slab and discuss the best area to cut with your installer. Try to take advantage of veining that creates a focal point. Around $7.000 to $10.000 for the slab fabrication and installation. This facing is among the higher-priced ones.
Wood. Floor-to-ceiling millwork in a coffered design surrounds this fireplace in true classic style updated with a trendy hue of gray. Placing a decorative layer of stone around the firebox opening as well as on the hearth breaks up all the vertical and horizontal lines of the wood moldings.
Classic brick. This is timeless and inexpensive compared to other hard surfaces and makes itself at home in traditional and transitional styles. Bricks can be installed in a staggered pattern or stacked for an even more contemporary look. Around $2.000 to $5.000.
Complete cohesion. Place the television directly on top of the fireplace and bring both of these focal draws together by surrounding them with wood and molding details in the same style. Consider painting the backs of flanking bookcases the same color as the fireplace for further design cohesion.
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.