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Trends in Fireplace Design II

A few months back we posted on Trends in Fireplace Design., we had a lot of interest in post one so we’ve decided to put together another.

Updated Stone
With thousands of options, how do you select the best stone for your home?  It is important to play up the homes character and design aesthetic. If you choose incorrectly, the fireplace may look like an afterthought. Incorporate the tones and style of the brick or stone on the exterior of the home, if possible. You can still bring the fireplace up to date while maintaining the homes history. If you have a stone fireplace that looks outdated but is in great condition, simply update it. Paint the fireplace surround and update the mantel. This is an economical way to give your fireplace a face lift.

Statement Mantel
Fireplaces are one of the best focal points a room can have, these fireplaces with their over sized mantels really draw in ones attention.

Flush Fireplaces
This style of fireplace tends to take on a fresh, modern look but remain classic.


Color Palettes Using Grey

Often overlooked and difficult to get exactly right, color palettes can be challenging for both interiors and exteriors.

Grey has become the new go to neutral, replacing warmer shades of beige and giving a fresh new look. Grey is a very powerful color, it can play the neutral card or a bold in your face color if chosen in a rich saturated shade. For a minimalist yet elegant look, layer a few shades of grey.

Here are a few popular color palettes using grey.

Blue and Grey

Lavender and Grey
Aubergine and Grey/Green

More great palettes here  and here