This long modern fireplace is framed with a white surround lightening the look as it blends with the rest of the room. A simple floating mantel separates the mounted flatscreen TV. Natural wood floating shelves on either side of the fireplace set up add color with personal decor.
The fireplace screen captures a natural, modern aesthetic and mimics the look of branches, coordinating with the wood slab coffee table. Hardwood fireplace surround, a floating mantel and a matching wooden armchair complete the design.
A rustic mantel shelf constructed from planks of real alder wood with a black finish sits on the wall above the cabinet. The attractive shelf offers display space for handmade, one-of-a-kind items found in Nordic countries, like a trio of hand-carved reindeer figurines.
This stone fireplace is bordered by wood trim and accented with a floating mantel. The craftsman-style living room emphasizes artistic but functional design with a neutral color palette and natural materials.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines updated this double-sided fireplace by painting the brick bright white and adding a modern wood mantel. The adjacent dining area features floating wood shelves and a chalkboard wall for a cafe-like atmosphere.
This neutral contemporary living room features a stainless steel fireplace with a floating mantel that stretches across the width of the wall. The mantel features five thin vases, each of which is filled with a single white flower.
A pair of low consoles with doors are positioned on either side of a stone fireplace, which has a vase, potted plant, and two framed paintings on a floating mantel. On one console is a television; on the other console is a mirror, table lamp and statue.
The midcentury modern style of this cozy living room feels fresh and relevant with its cheery colors and layered textures. Beside the fireplace, floating shelves take the place of a mantel to show off collectibles and books.
A sleek, linear mantel floats above a built-in fireplace on the stunning stone accent wall in this striking master bedroom. Crisp white bedding is invigorated with a splash of red, and an angled wood ceiling lends warmth to the space.
Four large windows fill this living room with plenty of natural light and frame the modern fireplace. Charcoal gray limestone surrounds the fireplace, while above the mantel, painted gray brick provides the backdrop for four floating shelves. Light oak flooring and a mix of modern furnishings complete the design.
The great room in a lakeside living room has a nestled sofa and a fireplace large enough in which to stand. Carter Kay Interiors was tasked with giving the room a more human scale and creating a welcoming, cozy environment for small and large gatherings. The custom high-back Saladino sofa is scaled to relate to the fireplace opening and mantel. The designers had horizontal iron rods made for the draperies and had those same rods turn the corner, adding vertical straps to create an ever-changing art wall. The room also has a vintage iron and suede chair, a pair of iron lamps and lots of pillows for a cozy corner to watch the boats float by. The room is very carefully layered with rugs: sisal, Moroccan and hide, and textured chairs.
“The trick to tackling a huge room like this is to divide it up into zones and that's just what this design trio does so well,” says designer Candice Olson. “There is an area to take in the view; a sprawling wall shelf that doubles as both display and seating; (great for those big LA parties); and a main conversation grouping that floats in front of the fireplace. I think the wall art is the strongest element in this space. Large tree-motif panels suit the grand scale of the space, as does the ingenious bubble-wrap wall hanging backed with a very current fretwork graphic — someone’s going to Design Heaven for that move. And can we talk about the pink ducks?! The 3-D element of these wooden sculptures animates the massive fireplace wall but this team doesn’t stop there. A quart of neon-pink paint has these ducks kicking sand in the feathered faces of their pink flamingo cousins. It’s this touch of the unexpected that prevents a serious room like this from looking too somber and that can make a good design a great one. As strong as the wall art is, I feel the decorative elements placed along the wall shelves and mantel are suffering from a case of "Honey, I shrunk the accessories." Big rooms need big accessories — lamps, candlesticks or pedestals, ceramics and mirrors — all large-scaled to suit. I would have opted for a huge, free-form, wood coffee table. Glass tends to visually disappear and is a better choice to help keep the feeling open and uncluttered in small spaces.”