10 Ultramodern Fireplaces
Natural materials such as wood, marble and slate are used in these living rooms to create spaces that are anything but cold. Browse through our 10 favorite designer fireplaces that use modern lines and fresh design to create intrigue.
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November 24, 2014
By: Brenna Elrod
Framing the Fire
Smooth, chocolate wood frames the fireplace and television, providing stunning views in this modern living room. A white sofa accented with pumpkin and chocolate pillows allows the room’s color palette to remain restrained yet bold. Design by Andreas Charalambous.
Fire and Art
This modern fireplace omits the mantel, which enhances the effect of the bright, abstract paintings above it. The furniture and area rug are kept neutral to maintain the color balance in the space. Built-in seating provides up-close access to the natural light as well as the flat screen television. Design by Celia Berliner.
Designer Andreea Avram Rusu created a fireplace for this living area that modestly takes a backseat to the marble surround that frames it. A modern aesthetic is continued throughout the space with the use of orange Wassily chairs. Both bold and subdued colors are used to play off the natural variation in the stone.
Designer Luis Caicedo used a mid-century modern fireplace to begin the black and white color scheme of this cozy living room. Gold pillows and a white shag rug add a playful punch to the space. Natural elements such as the driftwood sculpture and tree-stump coffee table combine with modern furnishings for an individualized, eclectic look.
Bold and Fiery
Designer Andreas Charalambous gracefully combines old and new elements by placing a modern, wall-mounted television above this elegant, white marble fireplace. The use of only white and navy in the room creates a bold and dramatic effect.
The rich textures of the fireplace surround set the tone for this modern living room. The fireplace and mantel maintain simplicity, allowing the beauty of the slate to resonate. The texture is further accentuated by offset artwork hung above the mantel. Muted shimmers of gray and bronze from the slate are tied in through the furniture. Design by Darla Blake.
Playing With Boxes
This fireplace is all about volume. Rectangle boxes recede in and out around the fireplace, creating depth and various levels of display shelves. A neutral wildlife print comes alive against all-white walls. Design by David Hertz.
This fireplace does triple duty as a room divider, a heat source and a standing bar. Clean white walls keep the focus on the natural hardwood floors. The rust-colored accent wall keeps the room from feeling too pristine. Design by Andreas Charalambous.
Line of Fire
Designer Kenneth Brown uses asymmetry and straight lines to create intrigue in this living room. A flush fireplace against a white wall is accented by a simple, solid-wood mantel ledge. Artwork above the mantel lines up with the fireplace, balancing the offset features.
This chrome-framed fireplace is the undisputable focal point of the space. The natural tones from the fire and wood are mirrored in the frames and cushions of the semicircular chairs. Drama is enhanced with the use of crisp, white walls and rugs. Design by SPI Design.