It’s getting cold outside and we are all looking for warmth this winter! Why not create a fabulously designed space for warmth? A home’s fireplace can be the gathering spot for most families and loved ones. This week’s Tuesday Trend is ‘Fashioned Fireplaces’ – no more are those builder grade fireplaces, giving your fireplace a facelift is on trend. Although, there are different ways to create a new look for your space and it is key to know the right design for your home & style. Here are a few of our favorites.
– The Traditional/Transitional Mantel – This design can be seen in the first photo & has maintained a great trend. A fireplace encased in wood moldings, painted a traditional white. Though simple, this style can be a focal point of the space with its crisp nature. Add a beautiful painting or mirror & simple decor to maintain its true beauty. This style mantels is also nice with a simple stone or marble trim to add an extra pop.
– A Rustic Stone Fireplace & Mantel – This is the current favorite and can be seen created in many different ways. Choose from different stone options – from a stacked stone look to fieldstone, even add veneer stones or shiplap. Thick wood slabs as mantels make great accents for stone fireplaces. Create a floating look without corbels – or add corbels for a more ornate look. You can also stone from floor to ceiling, or if you have taller ceilings, you can stop the stone halfway up the ceiling to create a more artistic look.
– Details, Details, Details – The fun think about a fireplace is the opportunity to add or take away details. For example, add dental molding for extra details or moldings to encase a space. You can also add marble or stone to frame your fireplace depending on how ornate your style is. Add a stone ledge or leave it simple without. Extend your marble accents into the flooring. The options are endless.
– Outdoor Fireplaces – Though it might be cold, outdoor fireplaces are on trend. Outdoor fireplaces are a great focal point for entertaining or gathering around a cozy spot on a cold night. Creating a look with beautiful stone and keep the traditional wood burning option or add gas for simple ignition.
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