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Fireplace Surrounds: Styles & Materials

The sky is the limit when designing and selecting materials for your fireplace. Establishing details starts in the very beginning of the build process.  Decisions such as; fireplace unit, hearth height and depth, mantel design and surround materials all affect the design.  Here is an assortment of designs and materials we love, ranging from modern to traditional:

 Fireplace_CollageLIMESTONE (Traditional)

This traditional old world limestone surround and flush limestone hearth make a statement with its elegance.   The soft curves and aged finish are the perfect balance with the distressed wood floors and beams throughout the living space.

 

 

 STONE (Rustic)

Everything about this fireplace says rustic. From the authentic wood burning fireplace unit to the log mantel that was carefully crafted from a salvaged tree. The details in the natural blended stone surround, such as the raised hearth and solider course accents above the firebox truly top off the look.

 

 SLATE (Transitional)

Looking for something impactful but transitional? Using a dry stacked slate in a neutral color is the perfect canvas for any style. The dimension and texture of the slate still give you the warmth natural stone has, but eliminating the grout joints throws a modern spin on it.

 

BRICK (Eclectic)

The fireplace in this lower level living space has a classic red brick surround from floor to ceiling paired with a warm white oak shelf mantel. Combined, these materials are timeless and compliment any style.

 

TILE (Contemporary)

This fireplace is a true contemporary design.  Although there are minimalistic details, it still has a high impact impression. The first focal point is the linear fireplace unit with a tasteful splash of red. Complementing the fireplace unit are oversized gray tiles used on the entire face and integrated into the floating hearth.  This is a fun design, with a beautiful use of materials.

 

The design styles and materials listed above are the style that was intended for each of these homes specifically.  Keep in mind, depending on how you decorate your home, each fireplace material can fit with multiple design styles!  For more photos of our fireplaces, visit our PHOTO GALLERY.

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