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.
Forgo a mantel for the sleek look of stone, all the way up to the ceiling.
Mosaic Tile Fireplace
Iridescent glass mosaic tile makes your 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 antiques shops for one-of-a-kind mantels that can be transformed with stain and lacquer. Design by Angelo Surmelis.
Make a cool, contemporary and powerful focal point in your room with a large-scale slate hearth.
For a classic look, surround your fireplace with buffed limestone tile and a contemporary wood mantel. Design by Angelo Surmelis.
Create the look of adobe for your fireplace with plaster and a bold paint color.