Summer is in full swing, the perfect time to give extra TLC to your brick fireplace since it has worked so vigorously during the winter months keeping your home toasty warm. How about a fresh makeover from mantel to hearth? It’s not as difficult as you might think.
First, take a look at that old sooty firebox. Get a vacuum or broom and clean out all the old ashes and dust. Then take a bucket of soap and water or fireplace cleaner and scrub out the debris. Don’t worry about any stains because you’re going to paint it! Purchase some high temperature black firebox paint and brush it over the entire firebox to make it look like new.
Next, take a look at the color of the brick. Do you like the way it looks? If you do, just get some masonry spray cleaner and scrub it to remove any dirt, dust, or soot. If your brick looks dark or outdated you might want to consider painting the brick. A light, neutral solid color can be painted over the brick to give a new, fresh look. If you don’t like the look of painted brick, there’s another option…The Brick-Anew paint system is a do-it-yourself paint process that gives a “real brick” look. The fireplace brick won’t look painted but will look like it was re-bricked with a lighter color brick. The kit comes in taupe, gray, or light tan.
Then, think about the mantel. Does it need to be painted or stained? You might decide to purchase a new mantel. Surrounds and mantels come in many styles ranging from rustic natural to a more formal, finished look. Stand back from your fireplace and take a look at how the mantel accents the rest of your fireplace. Painting or staining can drastically change the mantel’s look so you might want to try that before you decide in favor of a new one.
Now comes the best part…decorating the fireplace mantel. Don’t be tempted to put up the same old accessories you had before. Consider hanging or propping a mirror in the center of the mantel to reflect light and add a beautiful focal point to your fireplace. Mirrors can make your room look larger and beautifully reflect other items you place on the mantel such as candlesticks or a small vase of flowers. You can also use three smaller mirrors in a row to get the same effect as one large mirror.
A beautiful painting or picture above the mantel draws the eye upward and creates a focal point for the eyes to rest. You can layer pictures to create an interesting look. Whether you choose to go with a soft monochromatic look or a pop of color, decide what works best with the rest of your room’s decor. Add a few simple accessories and you’re done!
Last, but not least, remember that new-looking firebox you painted? Fill it with some beautiful birch wood or a large fern in a ceramic pot to complete your fireplace’s summer makeover. Now sit back with a cup of tea and relax. Who says you can’t enjoy your fireplace year round?
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Chalet One Oak is an ultra hip and totally fabulous modern style ski chalet situated in the tranquil and charming village of Combloux, in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. Not only does it feature amazing open fireplaces, original artworks and a Harley Davidson in the hallway, but it also offers a beyond-five-star level of service. There are housekeepers to tidy up, chefs to prepare gourmet meals, a concierge service and other staff to attend to your every need. The chalet offers the services and facilities of one of the best hotels in the area.
From every angle there are panoramic views of Mont Blanc and the Chamonix valley through dramatic floor to ceiling windows. Check out the jaw-dropping views from the master suite, occupying the whole top floor, as you relax in your balcony Jacuzzi. Every little detail is the ultimate in luxury, from the welcome gift on arrival to the daily hampers packed with treats, and the instant concierge service. Whether it’s a chauffeured car to the ski lift, a babysitter for the kids, or a table at the best restaurant in town, just ask and it shall be done.
This incredible chalet can be all yours, with rates starting from $28,938, sleeps twelve, from here.
Huge wraparound terraces surround the living area of the chalet, and a modern freestanding fireplace sets the decadent scene. Stretch out on the stylish sofas after a hard day on the slopes while a team of professional chefs gets busy in the kitchen. After dinner you can watch a film in the cosy TV area with jagged mountains as the backdrop.
Creating a bathroom with a fireplace can be a decadent retreat that is cozy and soothing — the ultimate relaxing refuge! Although the bathroom may not be the first room in your home that you would think of installing a fireplace in, it could be the most heavenly experience and really add to your home’s overall design aesthetic. You could create the perfect spa oasis, right in the comfort of your own home. We have already given you some other fabulous design ideas for the implementation of a fireplace in your home, with Spectacular and cozy bedroom fireplaces and Clean and modern showcase fireplace designs, now we want to help you bring the fireplace into your bathroom, so lets get started!
The ultimate bathroom experience is having a fireplace near your tub in the bathroom. Nothing says luxury more than sitting in a bubble bath, glass of wine in hand while a fireplace burns. The warm fire, the crackling of burning wood, and the soft glow are perfect to create a relaxing mood. A fireplace in the bathroom is one of those dream house details that seems out of reach of the average home-dweller, but it is always fun to dream. If you don’t have one already installed and you cannot afford to put one in, think outside the box by using lots of candles and incense; create the mood without the fireplace. You can have a woven basket in your bathroom with some firewood to create a warm look. There are also less expensive alternatives such as electric or bioethanol fireplaces such as EcoSmart Fire. You could have one that hangs right on your wall or sits on your floor, limitless possibilities if you dare to dream! Have a look at the collection of inspiring bathroom fireplace ideas and let us know which one is your favorite!
Everything in this bathroom has grand proportions — even the extra-large fireplace with a huge mantel. The fireplace sits in front of a two-person tub, while walls of vanities peak out from behind. This bathroom has just about everything you’d need for a spa-style afternoon. Tip: Go above and beyond by adding a remote control to the fireplace so you can turn it on and off while in the tub.
Cool and contemporary. A sleek stainless steel fireplace at tub level allows you to enjoy the view without craning your neck during a long soak. Tip: Make sure to allow for plenty of room to walk between the tub and the fireplace. Many fireplaces become very hot.
Clean and classic. The simple lines say classic, and the crisp color says clean. The traditional fireplace uses real wood, the smell helps to create an extra-cozy vibe and the firewood stacked in the wall is right on trend!
Inside-outside connection. Bring the outside right indoors with a desert fire of your very own. This is earth, wind and fire working in complete unison. Tip: When purchasing a gas fireplace, look for the option to have glass or stones set inside the fireplace for an accent — stone would look beautiful here.
Create old-world charm. The stacked stone and exposed wood ceiling transport this bathroom to another time and place. A rustic chandelier and simple tub complete the old-world feel. Tip: The fireplace ledge here is also a functional place for a glass of wine, candles or bathing supplies.
In true Victorian fashion, lavish details unfold all throughout this master bathroom, including on the floor-to-ceiling carved fireplace surround, which marries perfectly with the adjacent freestanding undermount tub. Tip: Place furniture around the fireplace for a posh pre- or postbath lounge area. A good book and a fluffy robe would turn this spot into paradise.
Timeless traditional. Symmetrically separating his-and-her vanities, this fireplace stands front and center. Traditional white painted wood allows the design to stay timeless for years to come. Tip: For total design cohesion, make the mantel the same material as the countertops.
Last but not least, this incredible bathroom gives you an example of how to create a romantic bathroom setting with candles instead of a fireplace. It creates the same kind of ambiance, and a lot of relaxation…and the smell is always wonderful!
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Create a glowing master bedroom retreat with the addition of a cozy fireplace design to keep you warm on cool winter nights. Last week we brought to you Clean and modern showcase fireplace designs and for today we have gathered together a collection of fireplace design ideas for your bedroom, with designs ranging from minimalist to rustic and traditional styles and everything in-between. Incorporating a fireplace into your bedroom design scheme can be a great luxury and there are a variety of ways to bring your design into fruition. Fireplaces come in all shapes and sizes but how they are finished can make all the difference in how the room comes together and reflects your style. They can be the main focal point of a room and hold great grandeur and style. In addition to providing warmth, fireplaces these days have become a fashion statement. The emphasis is not merely just on functionality but more on form and expression. Have a look at these beautiful and functional master bedroom fireplaces for inspiration and don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite!
Design Tip: Place the recessed lights so they are clustered to highlight the a asymmetrical elements vs. a traditional grid.
The fireplace shown here is delicately placed below a television of almost the same dimensions. Offset shelves and a rustic mantel make it so unobtrusive, it almost could go entirely unnoticed. Design tip: Paint or tile the slight bump-out around the fireplace box if you want it to stand out more.
The fireplace surround is custom made- the interior border is by Walker Zanger, and the chocolate bar liner and chair rail molding used to finish the edges is from them as well.
Create fully integrated design. This low-lying fireplace gives way to a wall-mounted TV on paneling, which travels over and across the ceiling to a symmetrically placed bed. Everything in the room works together in this beautiful design. Design tip: Try mimicking the ceiling’s wood paneling on the floor using two different patterns and colors of carpet.
In a room full of windows, this strategically placed fireplace has the maximum effect, thanks to the all-black window casings and fireplace tile. Design tip: A double-sided design in this room would turn the fireplace opening into another window.
A chrome-trimmed fireplace adds to the upbeat, contemporary feel of this room and infuses it with a hint of glamour.
This rustic look is pitch-perfect for the cabin-style setting. The window seat creates a cozy environment next to the fireplace. The fireplace doors have built-in mesh panels, eliminating the need for a screen.
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Set your living spaces aglow with clean and modern showcase fireplace designs that will add warmth and a cozy ambiance. Most of you seem to be big fans of sleek and chic modern design—think clean lines with unexpected touches. Even though a space is modern does not mean that it cannot feel warm, inviting and comfortable to spend time in, it just needs the right touches—such as a warmly lit fireplace. We have gathered together a collection of 56 amazing modern fireplace designs showcased in various spaces throughout the home. Having a fireplace in your home not only creates warmth but creates the perfect space for gathering and entertaining and acts as the perfect focal point. Design comfortable seating arrangement facing the fireplace to make the most of the space. Most fireplace designs are custom, but a lot of the ideas we have presented can be easily adapted into your home at any price point. Enjoy the photos and fireplace design tips below and please let us know which one most inspires you!
In the photo above: run the stone tile to the ceiling to create drama and accentuate the vertical. Charcoal gray and black stone are always great ways to de-emphasize the black box that is a trademark of gas fireplaces.
Let the fireplace create ambiance. Install inexpensive dimmers to overhead lights. When the fire is lit, dim the lights to let the room glow.
The bold modern fireplace is the first thing that catches the eye in this stunning photo. This six-foot fireplace is accented by a simple gray wallpaper, which almost has the appearance of stone tile.
The tiles around this fireplace are by Heath Ceramics – a popular modern classic in contemporary design.
Work of Art. This living room artistically combines the television and fireplace on one wall. The television is offset by the hearth for balance, while the streamlined fireplace almost disappears under the recessed cavity when it’s not on. Design tip: A surround like this can easily be customized into full-overlay doors for extra living room storage.
A stacked stone hearth works with the modern fireplace to add edgy architecture to this open floor plan.
This statement-making fireplace was custom designed and fabricated by Concretework‘s Mark Rogero. The steel-and-concrete fireplace reflects light from the 36 hanging Bocci pendants in the neighboring dining room, and the flickering glow from the fire provides warm illumination.
A gray and purple color scheme and bold but sleek design elements, such as the large concrete fireplace, make this room elegant and comfortable. The fireplace also serves as a room divider.
Fireplaces in the bedroom should also come equipped with seating. Turn on a holiday movie for the kids and escape to this spot for a much-deserved break.
A minimal metal wall around the fire makes a strong statement.
Spark interest to this non-working fireplace by filling it with wabi-sabi decorative logs. They hint at coziness, aren’t too formal and require no matches.
Expand the width. A fire burns just as well in fireplaces that are shaped outside of the norm. This extra wide fireplace takes advantage of this wall’s broad space, spreading the warmth and the eye-catching appeal.
Metal chimney technology allows the fireplace to be a floating object unconnected to the ground. The Fireorb by architect Doug Garofalo takes the prefab metal fireplace to a whole new level. Allowing a 360-degree rotation, this is a fireplace that can be placed anywhere in a space.
This modern application uses two types of stone: a mix of charcoal gray and white marble. The simple detail of the raised hearth and peek of white marble underneath is very modern and sculptural.
Mix and match. Mix several materials together in a fireplace design. Tile, stone and stainless steel are all expertly matched for complete design cohesion here. All the natural-looking materials in a home can be broken up with a stainless steel mantel, make sure that it’s not placed too close to the fire, since this material can heat up quickly. Tip: Take the fireplace surround all the way to the ceiling to make the ceiling feel taller.
This copper cladded fireplace surround amplifies the warm glow of the fire.
Clever lighting adds coziness to this living room. The rock wall is a textural backdrop for candle light and an illuminated floor lamp. The fireplace adds visual and tactile warmth, and accent lights direct your attention to an interesting art piece.
This slab installation in gorgeous Calacatta marble, is just slightly raised from the plane of the wall. This is perfect for the office, so you can get full view of the fireplace at all times from behind your desk.
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If you’re looking for some inspiration on infusing your home with Zen design, we have put together a collection for you that will get your creative juices flowing. Zen design will give you your space a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere, which is exactly what you want went you come home from a stressful day at work and need to unwind. Zen design ideas have been inspired from Japanese interiors, minimalistic interior design and ancient traditions. Here are some tips to achieve a Zen look in your home. First, you need to select a color palette for your space, try looking to nature to get some ideas. Hues such as off white, beige, sand, tan, warm brown, burnt orange, amber, soft gray, slate, leafy green, jade, cool blue, navy blue, denim blue, mauve. Don’t be afraid to add color to your space, anything can work; it is just a matter of pulling it all together to create a cohesive look. Earthy colors help with relaxation and can uplift your spirits and transport your thought to a peaceful state which can contribute to a deeper imagination and enhanced creativity.
The preferable type of flooring material would be a hard surface, therefore, timber flooring, bamboo, stone, polished concrete, porcelain tile and slate are all fabulous options. You could select a plush, flat carpet however, be sure that it is devoid of pattern, no fuss.
The image of this bathroom shows how well balanced a Zen designed should be. Symmetry is often used to create a Zen styled harmonious space.
Accessorize your space with one or two Asian statues or deities, great leafy plants housed in stunning pots and simple artwork.
Try to keep your walls bare, or show artwork that has been well placed in synchronization with your space. Flat, smooth paint finished walls look great. It is also possible to select a wallpaper however, this kind of feature would have to be an addition to the tranquility of your room so be careful to select the most agreeable type. You could add a few fabulous, large sized plants into these spaces to add a touch of life and warmth to your design.
A Zen-inspired home is all about creating a union between the outdoors and indoors. Be on the lookout for furnishings and items that are comprised of natural materials; wood, bamboo, and sea-grass. Ultimately Zen home decor helps you create a peaceful space that you will love to enjoy and that gives you the perfect excuse to relax. Keep in mind that Zen interior design is bound to the simplicity of minimal display of items. Good storage will help you clear your clutter so that beautiful, open, free spaces are formed.
Try to keep you lighting set to a mid to low level. This will enhance the mood and relaxing atmosphere of your Zen interior design. Diffused lighting, LED strip and concealed lighting would be beneficial components of your design.
Fresh flowers look great in a Zen room and are the simplest way to bring nature into your home. Place candles around your room and light them in during the evenings to create a feeling of comfort and instill calm to your environment.
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Perched atop a rocky seaside peninsula in Los Angeles, California, this loft renovation is an efficient response to the problem of limited space with simplicity and restraint being the guiding principles of the design solution. Designed by Horst Architects, the clients wished for a design which would accommodate office work by day and intimate social and familial gatherings by night. The interior spaces have been completely reconfigured into an open plan evolving around a double height entry volume containing the principal stairway. Sliding partitions and fabric behind frameless glass have replaced traditional means of enclosure and spatial transition.
A sculptural interplay of material, light and form define spaces, which are intimate and communal, sheltering yet expansive. Indoor and outdoor living is integrated by frameless, bi-folding doors. Windows are positioned to embrace the view of the harbor, while second skin systems such as wood shutters mediate the late afternoon sun and provide privacy. The changing play of light on surfaces, the breezes that move through and around the structure, the touch and smell of walls and gardens, the play of colors, the sound of spaces all play a part in the reception of architecture as it is lived in, and are important determinants in our well-being.
Simple and modern hanging light fixtures beautify the staircase.
Horst believes in keeping an open space open to nature. Here is the beautiful Southern California Newport Harbor.
Modern and gorgeous back stone wall.
We see here how form meets function with the bath tub and sink.
Photos: Courtesy of Horst Architects
Originally encountered on Elle, this flat with a British air is the Notting Hill, London refuge of Bea Deza, the creator of signature fashion house Sister Jane, which is as eccentric and cool as she; daring and inspiring with custom made designs. Bea gave her living room an English lounge atmosphere, with a Katrina Phillips sofa and an Ikea sofa in leather and velvet. Bea has sought to create the perfect atmosphere in her home for inspiration. On the wall of the living room a deer head has been hung and warheads made with newspapers from Anthropologie. Freedom and eclecticism is breathed in the kitchen and in the living room.
The kitchen is a mix between pub bar and English country house, with tears lamp of Les trois garçons, shelf with antique books and a mirror.
The stools are Philippe Starck for Kartell.
Full of surprises, Bea applied an English forest atmosphere in the bedroom. Wallpaper is Katrina Phillips and the upholstered headboard was a custom design of Bea’s.
The quilt on the bed was woven by girls from Calcutta. On the wall is a portrait of Bea by Australian artist Steve.
In the window is French lace from the 18th century and green velvet curtains.
The furnishings and the spatial conception of this house spotted on Mi Casa are the reflection of the tastes and customs of their owners, a Spaniard who has spent half a lifetime in United States and Great Britain and her husband, of Swedish origin. After a long search, the couple found their ideal space to live in the heart of Madrid, two small cottages, which have been transformed into a luminous and comfortable house with the help of architect Luis Ester Butragueño.
The two residences were joined together to create larger more spacious rooms. The ground floor consists of the lounge, library, kitchen and dining room that communicate with each other by way of sliding and accordion doors. On the first level, a corridor leads to the guest room and the rest of the family bedrooms.
In terms of decoration, the owners personally chose the furnishings, upholstery and accessories with a British accent. The idea was to infuse brightness into all the rooms with a base of neutral tones, which is an influence of the Nordic countries. Sculptures and pictures become more important in the interior due to the hobby and the direct contact that the owner has in his work with the art world. The result is a home that exudes personality.
Designed by Turett Collaborative Architects for a single owner, this 2,400 square foot triplex apartment in a new condominium development on the Upper East Side, New York is full of air and light. Working closely with the building architects, TCA has designed a soaring, dramatic space with double-height entry foyer and a large living room with a custom fire trough that runs along the length of the space. A unique feature of the condominium is the two-story Vals quartzite stone wall that runs along the west side of the apartment, with stones that were handpicked by the owner and architect from a remote Swiss quarry. Cantilevered built-in shelves create a table and night stand, while niches in the stone wall are reserved for the client’s various toiletries.
Other striking features of this incredible penthouse are the stairs, made of black oxidized steel, which tie the three levels of the home together. Near the top, the steps lead to a “bridge” suspended over three stories, providing a dramatic view of the space. A clear glass box containing a full bathroom resides between the master bedroom and the study on the second level; when privacy is required, an inner layer of the glass can be activated to turn the walls opaque. On the third level, a lounge looks out onto an idyllic landscaped roof terrace and sun-deck; the ultimate escape from the city.
Stair tread detail. They cast warm, orange-tinted shadows through the halls.
A detail of the faucets in the trough sink.
Photos: Travis Dubreuil