A large mirror sits on a white, limestone fireplace in this transitional living room. Neutral tones offset more ornate furniture, like an ornately carved coffee table, to create a space that is characteristic of transitional design.
A grand, carved stone fireplace is the focal point in this spectacular Mediterranean living room. This ornate living space leaves no stone unturned from the stunning rug to the beautiful wood ceiling paneling.
An ornate wood surround frames the stove area in this traditional kitchen, while stunning wine storage is tucked away in the adjoining room. Mediterranean influences seep into the details through the ornate carving on the stove surround and thick molding on the cream cabinetry. Small drawers in the surround are perfect for storing easy-to-reach spices and herbs, while a small shelf provides easy access to oils and vinegars.
Original period fixtures and detailed craftsmanship bring grandeur and charm to the living room. One of the home's two fireplaces resides in the center of the space, surrounded by a beautifully carved mantel.
Warm ocher walls and exposed ceiling beams conjure up Old World charm in this living room. A filigreed coffee table, upholstered armchair and ornate fireplace surround are full of character and Mediterranean charm.
Ornately carved wood makes this Mexican mantelpiece (found at a salvage store in Dallas) the focal point of a colorful room. Simple travertine tile and hearth keep the focus on the fireplace, and candles in one dramatic shade of red echo accents around the room.
This Spanish-influenced living room features a marble fireplace with an ornate carved design of an angel with a pair of wings. Floor lamps with trapezoidal lampshades illuminate this interesting mantel and provide soft lighting for the sitting area.
Chic and modern, this living room is a great place to lounge by the fireplace. The tall fireplace surround features a carved stone design that adds beautiful texture and pattern to the space. A pair of mustard yellow armchairs pop against the neutral and white setting.
This living room's sitting area features patterned wing chairs and a fireplace framed by a Louis XVI carved-limestone surround. Traditional bookcases flank the fireplace, adding color and height to the living space.
A monochromatic room can still have a warm look when you layer textures and architectural details. The living room off this kitchen features a sitting area of comfortable chairs and intricate mill work surrounding the fireplace. An ornate white glass front hutch in the corner connect this space with the adjoining traditional kitchen.
The three-dimensional texture of the wood-clad accent wall -- which looks almost wavy -- brings a unique and sophisticated feel to this living room. An ornate chandelier is made from multiple glass panels shaped like leaves, adding a natural softness. The tile fireplace surround is subtle but detailed and rich.
Even the home office produces an air of elegance with intricately carved furnishings, a coffered ceiling and a candelabra chandelier. Built-in wood bookshelves blend in with the fireplace surround and desk for a cohesive look.
In this dining room, romantic upholstered chairs surround a Versace dining table. The fabric is a gorgeous hand-painted silk. Tangerine-hued draperies open to allow natural light to bounce off the hand-carved fireplace.