17 Hot Fireplace Designs

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November 25, 2014
By: Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien

Photo By: Amy May

Photo By: Rhiannon Slatter

Photo By: Olson Photographic LLC

Photo By: Peter Fritz

Subtle and Chic

In a modern glass home overlooking the sea, you don't want a fireplace to obstruct the picturesque view. This minimal, white fireplace adds a cozy touch to the serenity. Photography by Spark Modern Fires

Material Warmth

If you're designing a wood-burning fireplace, consider carving out a space for the firewood. This fireplace stands out as the star of the room — its materials and colors contrast with the wood-paneled ceiling and walls behind for a contemporary, rustic aesthetic. Design by Uptic Studios; photography by Shaun Cammack

Hearth Design That Rocks

This backlit onyx fireplace showcases the rich colors of the stone. The fireplace serves as a bridge between the master bedroom and bathroom. Design by Pepe Calderin; photography by Barry Grossman

Cozy Kitchen Charm

A wood-burning fireplace designed for cooking adds Mediterranean charm to this eat-in kitchen. It's easy to create an intimate mood for a dinner party with a communal farmhouse table and flickering flames. Design by Oz Architects; photography by Werner Segarra

Fireside Splendor

The sleek hearth warms up the cool gray backdrop in this minimalist living room. A floor-to-ceiling design adds height to the space and the dark tile draws the eye upward. Design by Cary Bernstein; photography by David Duncan Livingston

Faux Bedroom Nook

An unused fireplace niche in the bedroom adds a sense of charm. Stock it with firewood, cut to fit neatly inside, for a graphic, modern design. Design and photography by Andrew Sidford

Modern Double-Sided Fireplace

This fireplace extends the dining room and provides a reading nook on the opposite side. The minimalist Caesarstone slab surround accentuates the linear flame to create a dramatic effect without overpowering the space.

From: Amy May

Chalk It Up

Transform a boarded-up fireplace into a family message board with a few coats of chalkboard paint. Try schoolhouse green paint and your fireplace won't look like a black hole. Styling and photography by Martha W. Browne

Reaching New Heights

A fireplace offers a natural divide between the living area and the kitchen in this contemporary great room. Design by Allison Jaffe Interior Design

Gold Glamour

Nothing is as exciting as a fireplace in a sparkly gold finish. The plush furnishings make this a master suite fit for royalty. Design by Charles Neal

Contemporary Spin

The sleek concrete fireplace creates structural interest in this youthful living room. Graphic art decals, a sleek sofa and the horizontal shape of the fireplace add to the modern vibe. Design by Ilija Karlusic

Calm and Luxurious

This monochromatic bathroom uses different shades and textures of gray for a soft, sophisticated design. A fireplace in the bathroom adds a sense of luxury and invites relaxation. Photo courtesy of CEDIA

Striking Centerpiece

The space planning for this modern living room focuses seating around the dramatic fireplace. With its heat-resistant glass windows and suspension from the ceiling, this fireplace looks like a sculptural work of art. Photo courtesy of CF+D, Custom Fireplace Design

Fiery Divide

This classic fireplace sits in the corner between the family room and kitchen. Its asymmetrical opening makes the space appear larger. Design by Color Design Art

Turn Up the Heat

A long, rectangular design is a trending style for gas fireplaces. Extending this stone fireplace to the ceiling adds to its contemporary aesthetic. Design by Mark English; photography by Norma Lopez Molina

Green Appeal

Even a nonworking fireplace adds character. Mix a group of plants and blooms together on your mantel for a lively, artful display. Design by Tassy of Sprout Home; photography by Ramsay de Give

Fire and Flat Screens

In this modern family room, the mantel is omitted to enhance the effect of the two-toned gray backdrop. Tall storage cabinets frame the hearth. Design by Gail Drury

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