Contrast is the secret of this lively living room. The fireplace surround contrasts shiny black tile with a traditional white mantel. Bright orange hues make an unexpected appearance and jump out against icy blue walls. Traditional furnishings come alive against worldly, eclectic accessories. Design by Judith Balis.
Designer Robin Callan lets materials speak for themselves in this living room. White pebble tile stands out beneath a natural wood mantel. A laid back approach is taken to the artwork display giving the room a feeling of informality and freshness.
This fireplace brings modern lines together with a touch of whimsy by repeating the floor tile pattern in a floor-to-ceiling surround. Bold, yet neutral tile colors enhance the repetition. Lime green Barcelona chairs deliver a vibrant punch against the brown tones of the tile. Design by Vanessa DeLeon.
Designer Christopher J. Grubb created an elegant effect using tiny tiles to create a rich texture in the fireplace surround. Neutral tones are continued in the pony-skin bench set close to the fire. A striped bolster pillow adds a layer of contrast.
Artisan touches start with the mother of pearl fireplace surround in this well-crafted living room. The central shelf is brought into focus with elongated glass mosaic tile running in the opposing direction for an eye-catching effect. Turquoise accessories bring a complementary touch of color to a neutral space. Design by Shelly Riehl David.
Shelly Riehl David
This traditional living room keeps things fresh by placing the fireplace off center and using neutral-hued glass mosaic for the surround. A mid-century modern chair with camel colored cushions and an oval coffee table add discreet modern touches to the room. Design by Erica Islas.
This fireplace is all about opulence. Green mosaic glass tiles and a 24-carat gold leaf wall glisten in the light for an unexpected and impressive addition. The luxurious finishes are contrasted by a cherry-stained wood mantel that displays a rustic objet d'art. Design by Shelly Riehl David.
Shelly Riehl David
Color takes a step back in this room letting the natural outside views become the primary artwork of the space. Neutral stone colors are used in the fireplace surround and furnishings, while the room's accessories deliver soft shades of green that mirror the outside greenery. Design by Christopher J. Grubb.
Designer Erinn Valencich uses warm butter tones throughout this living room, adding an instant touch of comfort. A marble surround frames the square fireplace, while artwork casually rests on the mantel. A funky white antler chandelier against a stained wood ceiling gives this room a fun and unexpected twist.
Designer Van Tullis uses cheerful colors for the palette in this living room. Playful tile flanks the fireplace, while cushioned club chairs call out the yellow tile from the fireplace. White walls take advantage of the light from the picture window further accentuating the colorful accents.