The fireplace surround design ideas depicted in the web pages outlined below expand upon the listing of creative hearth ideas shown at Find Your Perfect Match! In keeping with the wide range of fireplace styles and exciting looks featured on that page, the listings on the bottom half of this web page include a vast and varied array of unique designs and design ideas crafted from a variety of materials in a broad range of sizes, styles, colors, textures and finishes.
Fireplace Design Above By Architect Peter Marino
(tiles set inside a French limestone mantelpiece)
Whether building a new fireplace for your home, or working with an exist-
ing design, it doesn't necessarily require a large budget to get a distinc-
tive look that is uniquely your own. To the contrary, a small quantity of simple and inexpensive building materials can fairly easily be assembled to create an attractive mantel and surround. When combined with a few accessory items -- in conjunction with a little creativity -- your fireplace surround design can become an eye-catching focal point that makes a dramatic design statement, such as those shown in the examples pic-
If you have a larger budget with which to work, but still wish to control your expenses without sacrificing quality
or architectural integrity, the fireplace surround design idea that follows may be right for you. A striking Great
Room hearth within a
Carpenter Gothic cottage, it was designed by architect Sean O'Kane of Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA. A massive floor-to-ceiling fireplace
surround design with a commanding presence, the ar-
chitect, nonetheless, was able to significantly reduce costs by minimizing the number of stones used -- and the expense of a stone mason -- by strategically embedding each stone in the mostly plaster or stucco sur-
round. More savings were realized because it didn't require the additional structural support that would likely have been necessary with a much heavier all natural stone surround.
A finely crafted wood mantel shelf supported by corbels, or brackets, fol-
lows the curve of the chimneypiece to break up the massing and adds both visual and architectural interest to the overall design. The interior of the firebox is lined with firebrick in an elegant herringbone pattern for even more visual and architectural interest!
The fireplace surround design ideas provided up to this point reflect, at least in part, budgetary considerations to
keep in mind when planning your special fire space. However, the stunning design pictured below was clear-
ly not restricted by budgetary constraints!
With a beautifully book-marked, i.e., matching end pieces, onyx fireplace surround, this spectacular one-of-a-kind outdoor hearth was designed by Landry Design Group, based in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Regardless of whether you're seeking an exclusive design such as that pictured above, or simply wish to gather more
fireplace surround design ideas that reflect the style of your home, as well as your own personal tastes and preferences,
you are bound to discover something here that
will, at the very least, stimulate your creative juices. After visiting the
web pages that follow, your biggest decision may very likely revolve
around which of the numerous fireplace designs and fireplace surround design ideas to choose!
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