Natural stone is used in various incarnations to create warm, inviting living rooms perfect for gathering and entertaining. Find inspiration in our favorite designer fireplaces that take the beauty of natural stone to a new level.
Bold black beams draw the eye into the fieldstone fireplace of this living and playroom. Separate seating arrangements provide plenty of room for large groups and varied interests to mingle in the same room. Walls featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and patio doors allow light to flood the space, and a modern pool table stays in touch with the room's clean aesthetic. Design by Madelyn Simon.
A tall, dramatic fireplace is the focal point of this room. Side windows allow light to filter gently into the space. Chairs upholstered in gray velvet take their cue from the fireplace stone, while accent pillows with a colorful graphic pattern bring a lively touch to the room. Design by Nancy Mikulich.
Nancy Leffler Mikulich
Designer Judith Balis uses neutral tones and shades of brown to play off the natural colors of the fireplace. On the floor the cream-colored shag rug contrasts with the dark, streamlined coffee table. She throws in fun, patterned pillows for a pop of color.
Eclectic art pieces rest atop the mantel of this stacked stone fireplace. A heavy wood beam functions as natural artwork, and the ledge of the hearth provides extra seating for cold winter nights. Design by Erinn Valencich.
Light fieldstones in this fireplace and the unpainted natural window frames give this living room an organic, cottage feel. At the same time, bold, red curvilinear couches add sophistication to the rustic backdrop of the room. Design by Shelly Riehl David.
Shelly Riehl David
The geometric feel of this room starts in the squared-off stones of the fireplace surround. The deep colors of the natural stone and the black and white accent pillow contrast with the muted shades of lime and blue in the striped curtains. Design by Erinn Valencich.
This stacked-stone, floor-to-ceiling fireplace comes alive against the crisp, white mantel and bookcases. The shades of the stone are repeated in the stripes of the chairs that flank the fireplace opening. The bright, abstract print resting on the mantel provides contrast to the natural stone. Design by Ann Wisniewski.
Designer Judith Balis uses a restricted color scheme of crisp blue and white with a hearty stone fireplace letting the inherent beauty of the material stand on its own. A glass top coffee table displaying a collection of beach finds further incorporates nature, completing the overall tone.
Fine craft begins with this stacked stone fireplace and is integrated throughout the room. Metal is used to create the whimsical design of the fireplace screen. Forged iron candle pedestals are displayed on the hearth, while accent lighting highlights the pottery and sculptures displayed on shelves flanking the fireplace. Design by Amy Bubier.