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Publication Date: 2014-12-12

Design Insights

15 Ways to Design a Living Room with a Fireplace

Looking for creative ways to incorporate a fireplace into a living room design? Explore how 15 top-tier interior designers and architects impart their creativity when accomplishing that very task.


+ Blend geometric patterning and layers of texture & materiality

View more from DHD Interiors' portfolio

SHOP: Burford Chimneypiece, Jamb ($4,800) // The Bolection Chimneypiece, Jamb ($3,200) // Compton Chimneypiece, Jamb ($8,200)

+ Create balanced composition

View more from DISC Interiors' portfolio

+ Classic comfort with a luminous glow

View more from Curtis & Windham Architects' portfolio // Interior Design by: Ginger Barber Design

+ An industrial mix of grays, browns, metals and luminosity

View more from LeeAnn Baker Interiors Ltd.'s portfolio

+ Fuse styles to make a simple statement

View more from Michael Del Piero's portfolio

+ Create visual curiosity with an asymmetrical, copper shimmer

View more from LDa Architecture & Interiors' portfolio

+ Explore the use of a contrasting mantlepiece

View more from Martin Kobus's portfolio

+ Incorporate a rustic visual centerpiece

View more from Taylor & Taylor's portfolio

+ Intermix standout art, perfect symmetry and modern marble

Jamie Herzlinger

SHOP: Aged Brass Fireplace Screen, Maxine Snider Inc. ($575) // Ozark fireplace Tool Set, Tuell + Reynolds ($2,450) // Twig Firewood Box - David Iatesta (price upon request)

+ Uncover personality with relaxed, yet highly-styled comfort

View more from Katie Leede & Company's portfolio

+ Well composed with neutrals and navy

View more from Janson Goldstein's portfolio

+ Martha's Vineyard modern barn + Soft nudes

View more from Kathleen Walsh Interiors' portfolio

+ Counter a blazing fire with a cold to the touch marble mantle

View more from Liederbach & Graham, Architects' portfolio

+ Create the perfect fireside reading nook with a harmonization of furnishings

View more from Amanda Nisbet Design's portfolio

SHOP: The Garendon Breche Chimneypiece, Jamb ($36,000) // Aurora Fire Screen, Liz O'Brien (price upon request) // The Wellington Chimneypiece, Jamb ($3,700)

+ Explore a contemporary and compartmentalized use of vertical space

View more from Environmental Design Services' portfolio


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