Baby, it is cold outside! If you’re feeling it too I bet your fireplace is working overtime. The function and style of fireplaces has advanced far beyond their humble origins. No longer destined to wear just brick (not that there’s any thing wrong with brick!), cozy up and see what the hottest modern fireplaces are wearing.
Concrete offers a variety of low maintenance finishes from raw to burnished to polished. The surface lustre of highly polished concrete can reflect and amplify day light. Add recycled glass aggregate and hone the finish to create a sparkle that rivals the fire.
Let the fire do the talking. This full view fireplace by Mendota Hearth allows you to bask in the fire’s glow without any distraction. The fire base can be natural river rock or even glass. I’ll show you the glass below. The tantalizing burnt orange wall color leapt right from the flames.
Tile lets you make a purely personal design statement…colorful, subdued, or even a monochromatic scheme as shown here. Tile can also be very economical, and the large format tiles (5′ x 10′) available now can provide a seamless face in many spaces.
In this artist’s studio I used a concave brushed stainless steel fireplace with a glass pebble fire base. The surrounding wall covering is mica, a shiny crystalline mineral, that glimmers like the fire.
Stay cozy and share the warmth with your friends.