Hot Fireplace Design Ideas

These new design ideas can help create a custom fireplace or mantel in your home.

Large Mirror

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.

Modern Mosaic

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.

Floor-to-Ceiling Slate

Make a contemporary and powerful focal point with a large-scale slate wall surrounding the fire box.

Limestone Fireplace

For a classic look, this fireplace is surrounded with buffed limestone tile and a traditional-style wood mantel. Design by Angelo Surmelis.

Corner Fireplace

Glass mosaic-tile is surrounded by an earthy-color plaster for a very balanced look of adobe and modern.

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