Thoroughly Modern Fireplace
Are you looking for a contemporary mantel with enduring, look-at-me style? This thoroughly modern specimen cherry-picked by Steele Street Studios will stand the test of time thanks to its clean lines.
Antique Marble Mantel
Here, a restored Italianate marble mantel from the 1860s adds a little old-world pizazz to this transitional style living room decorated by A. Jennison Interiors. The term Italianate refers to a style of 19th-century American architecture inspired by the villas of Italy.
Classic Marble Tile
The interior designers at Alice Lane used marble mosaic tile in a Grecian basket weave pattern to update a builder grade fireplace.
Stacked Stone Veneer
This fireplace makeover by the couple behind Chris Loves Julia uses stacked stone ledgers in natural, charcoal marble to turn a wallflower fireplace into a fabulous focal point. Hence, the stone veneer the duo used came attached to interlocking panels, which made the installation process more manageable. How so might you be thinking? Panels like these are designed to snap quickly into place, kind of like puzzle pieces. Installing the rustic, wood mantel was the final step in the makeover.
White Marble Mantel
When sundown happens before 6 p.m., a white marble fireplace can offer a glimmer of light. Here a hand-carved example filled with candles brightens up a moody, master suite by interior designer Jessie Miller.
Black and White Marble
A column style mantel does not have to feel old-fashioned. In this living room by interior design firm Rena Cherny Studio, an antique marble fireplace chicly contrasts with the modern furniture.
Transitional Style Marble Fireplace
A contemporary (but not too modern) black marble fireplace punctuated by a brick tile firebox steals the show in an upscale home by Denise McGaha Interiors. The pretty pottery matches the white and gold veins of the marble.
Marble Herringbone Tile
The original fireplace in this great room did not feel very inviting because it had a flat, artificial stone facade in dishwasher gray. Thus, after ripping out the existing fireplace, the interior design team of Jack Ryan Design installed a more traditional option with a crisp, white mantel and stylish, marble fire surround in herringbone tile. But the renovation goodness did not stop there. The mirror over it all hides a flat-screen TV.
Quartzite That Looks Like Marble
If you love the luxurious look of white marble, but you are concerned about its durability, quartzite, which is a natural stone, is a practical alternative. The latter strongly resembles marble, but that is where the similarities between the materials end. In this great room by Lauren Shadid Architecture and Interiors, both the fireplace and kitchen island are topped off with marble-like quartzite.
Statuary Marble Fireplace
The custom, statuary marble fireplace in this contemporary living room designed by Studio McGee feels both relaxed and sophisticated. Hence, statuary marble is a big-ticket stone with distinctive gray or gold veining throughout in dramatic patterns. The design of this fireplace seamlessly frames the diagonal veins in the marble.
Marble Subway Tile
Classic, marble subway tile instantly adds old-house charm to a fireplace in a newly built home by Peterssen/Keller Architecture.