Hot Fireplace Design Ideas
The classic mirror-over-fireplace trick can reflect traditional or modern tastes, depending on which style of mirror you choose. Design by Vern Yip.
Black Slate Fireplace
Get dramatic with a painted fireplace surround, glamorous black slate (not ceramic tile) and an elegant wood mantel. Design by Kim Myles.
Stone and Granite
Forgo a mantel for the sleek look of stone, all the way up to the ceiling. A granite hearth adds a little shine.
Iridescent-glass mosaic tile makes the hearth the jewel of the home. Design by Kim Myles.
Painted Brick Fireplace
Cover up dated brick with a fresh coat of white paint. Design by Angelo Surmelis.
Ornate Fireplace Mantel
Visit salvage stores and antique shops for one-of-a-kind mantels that can be transformed with stain and lacquer. Design by Angelo Surmelis.
Make a contemporary and powerful focal point with a large-scale slate wall surrounding the fire box.
For a classic look, this fireplace is surrounded with buffed limestone tile and a traditional-style wood mantel. Design by Angelo Surmelis.
Glass mosaic-tile is surrounded by an earthy-color plaster for a very balanced look of adobe and modern.