Fireplaces

Nov 212013
 

Winner of Fifth Avenue Style by Howard Slatkin is Lisa McMillen.  Lisa please email me your mailing address.  You are going to love this book, congratulations.

The focus for this post is on antique and stone fireplaces as our inspiration.  Decorative artists and today’s wonderful faux products make it possible to get the look without the price tag of the real thing.

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Via-Rinfret-Ltd.

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Tartaruga – Love the simplicity and the wonderful cartouche.

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Daryl Carter

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This is so fabulous.

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Totally over the top, Villa Stibbert, Florence

Villa Stibbert Dining Room

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 November 21, 2013  Posted by at 12:33 pm Fireplaces, Interior Design Tagged with: , ,  3 Responses »
Nov 192013
 

Even though we are having 60 degree temperatures, fireplace weather is just around the corner.  I have an amazing collection of great fireplaces.  Too many for one blog post.  Whatever the season a fireplace is a focal point for the room and all of these images have outstanding fireplaces.  Whatever your decor I am sure you will find plenty of inspiration.

This one is very unusual with the over mantle built out the same depth as the fireplace.  Love the cornice on the top.

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For a less formal fireplace this design has interesting proportions.

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Decorators Supply has a wonderful fireplace piece very similar to this.

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Simple panel above a gorgeous fireplace.  Effective use of wall color with the furnishings.

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The mirror, fireplace screen and candelabras really make this fireplace stunning.

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The Fireplace and Mirror combination offers endless possibilities.

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Paris Apartment Thomas Pheasant

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Maurice Fatio

If you have a plain fireplace, adding swags is a great addition.

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This is a fireplace and cabinet makeover we did using composition ornament.

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More swags.

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I love the fireplace but the over mantle treatment doesn’t work for me.

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Benjamin Dhong

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In my next post I will continue great fireplace inspirations Part 2 with stone and antiques that have some great ideas for adding ornament and faux finishes to existing fireplaces.  In the meantime, Thursday, November 21st is the last day to qualify for my book giveaway of Howard Slatkin’s wonderful Fifth Avenue Style.  Here is a link to comment and like it.

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 November 19, 2013  Posted by at 7:37 am Fireplaces, Interior Design Tagged with:  7 Responses »
Apr 042013
 

Since including white marble and stone in our predictions for 2013 I began collecting images of both.  Without going out looking for examples this is what has come my way so far.

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