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Fireside Stories: Three Fireplaces to Warm You Up

These ingenious fireplace treatments will get your house guests talking

By Designlines

What’s a home without a hearth? There are few warmer welcomes – pun shamelessly intended – than the mellow glow of a roaring fire. But these examples have been updated with modern treatments and materials, including cold-rolled steel and faux leather, amongst others. Read on to see what’s hot – again, no shame – in home fireplaces.

ACDO

This wall does it all: a custom millwork solution
 by ACDO that incorporates storage, entertainment and fireside activities. The linear gas fireplace 
by Regency sits above a blackened cold-rolled steel plinth fabricated by Filo Timo. Charcoal-coloured composite stone slabs and pigeon blue bevelled-edge lacquered MDF panels clad the exterior, neatly containing an integrated television and concealing all necessary venting and AV equipment. AC-DO.COM

Croma Design

Nothing accentuates a high ceiling like 3.6 luxurious metres of hot-rolled steel. Returning this space to 
its warehouse roots, Croma Design’s renovation is all things industrial with a statement gas fireplace by Town & Country. The matte finish of the dark metal contrasts with pure white walls, while stained oak side panels soften the edges. CROMADESIGN.COM

Toronto Interior Design Group

The remodelling of a true wood-burning fireplace by Toronto Interior Design Group mixes old and new elements in coordinated smoky black tones. The original chain-link spark screen glimmers in front of a stretch of textural faux-leather vinyl wallpaper. Slate tiles anchor the hearth to the room and complete the monolithic effect. TIDG.CA