Fireside Stories: Three Fireplaces to Warm You Up
These ingenious fireplace treatments will get your house guests talking
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 fireplace 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 heating.
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
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