I love fireplaces – all fireplaces! From traditional to modern to stone to wood to even glass fireplaces. Yes, we even have an ultra modern fireplace that is glass! And I love all types of fireplaces, from the electric to the gas to the wood burning. The gas starters with real wood are simply my favorite but shhhh don’t tell anyone, the other fireplaces may become jealous.
The Victorian era rushed in with an abundance of ornamental fireplaces. Yet, the function was beyond frugal, it was the only means of warmth. Today many are returning to the wood burning stove and fireplaces as a way to augment the utility bills. The fun today, is we can even install an electric fireplace – imagine no mess and yet no wonderful aroma of the wood burning.
For decades the outdoor fireplace was abandoned. Now the outdoor rooms complete with a fireplace are chic. My favorite outdoor fireplace is pictured last. That is the ultimate, a light chilly breeze and the night sky aware and the fireplace roaring with bright light and warmth.
Traditional Fireplaces Updated
Whatever your decor, there is a fireplace available to match both your tastes and your personality. From modern with marble to modern with wood to modern with simply glass. If tradition is more your style, check out the updated traditional styles of fireplaces. All the great elements of beautiful wood and marble but updated to elevate the design standards to spectacular.
The beauty of the fireplace is in the details – the molding on the trim, the color of the stone or the marble and placement in the room.
A raised hearth is charming.
Take note, on some of the fireplaces how small the opening is. While the fireplace mantle and hearth are large, the interior of the fireplace can be a different size and proportion to work well. Perhaps a little less traditional in proportion but yet still equally delightful option.
The fireplace can be placed in your family room, your bedroom, many have added to the kitchen too! And the outdoor fireplace remains my personal delight with the night sky engulfing and the fireplace glow pouring out.
The complimentary elements of both wood and stone/marble are perhaps my favorite. The function of the glass fireplace concerns me – I do windows but not fireplace windows – that is a nasty task! I can handle the small fireplace doors but look at the at glass fireplace – it would take days to clean!
Pack up your marsh mellows and chocolate and get outdoors and settle down next to the beautiful and completely functional outdoor fireplace made of stone.