I spent the afternoon at a slab yard with a client who is redoing her fireplace. We had found some beautiful tiles that she was considering, but when it came down to it, she realized that what she really wanted was one, seamless slab of natural stone. No lines. Sometimes you have to go through the process of looking at all options before your preferences really becomes clear to you. And it's been very eye-opening for her. It's also gotten me laser-focused on fireplaces, so I thought I'd pull some photos of ones that catch my eye.
I'd say these next few qualify as "traditional"....
Check out the room's younger sister, Loretta:
Here's a really unusual fireplace surround:
I'd be remiss to do a fireplace post without throwing in a big stone one:
Many homes have original brick fireplaces. I think the choice to paint them white adds a nice, mid-century element:
We've clearly moved into the modern zone...
If there's no fireplace in your house, do not fear. There are a bunch of really cool options to add a little heat to your space:
What's your fave? Does a fireplace need to be a traditional mantel with a stone face? Or are you digging the modern incarnations? I'm a little off-season with this post, but just wanted to share what is on my mind at the moment. Have a great one!