Buying a bunch of little accessories for a space like the hearth can add up. Designers Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with WAKE + LOOM Design advise being careful with small accessories because they can end up feeling cluttered. These vases are from CB2. Eisenhart adds that round objects, such as the wood and pearl sculpture, always add an architectural element.
Entertain in elegance with this formal living room, complete with ornate sage and blue sofas, built-in wood bookshelves and hearth, an exquisite oriental rug, custom drapery, and patterned ottoman. "The blue and green work together because they are analogous colors of similar intensity," says designer Cynthia Mason. For a more modern feel, deepen the intensity to kelly green and navy. Image courtesy of Cynthia Mason
To create a focal point and help warm the space, a decorative wood mantel and Spanish tile hearth were installed around the fireplace. This elegant feature complements the exposed beams and makes the living room feel more like home.
Greenery, such as foilage from the yard is a cheap and even free way to add an organic vibe to a room. "The other perk is the greenery we chose will last because you can dry it out," says designer Gabriela Eisenhart with WAKE + LOOM Design in Atlanta and Los Angeles.
A brass chandelier hangs over this sophisticated, traditional living room. A large mantel continues over the walls to connect to built in bookshelves framing the fireplace. A stone slip and hearth add a smooth, polished contrast to the heavy wood piece.
As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, designers created a stylish, neutral space to complement their kitchen design by creating a living room that features a leather chair, an area rug with a floor lamp and an updated fireplace and hearth.
A large tile hearth top breaks up the white coloring of the base and mantel. Tiers create a layered mantel decorated with rows of pottery for a quintessential southwestern look. Tribal wall art adds a pop of vibrant color to mix with the muted tones and neutrals in the design.
Black and white art gives a modern twist to the mantel display over this fireplace. Painted white brick, potted hydrangeas and a woven firewood basket create a textural mix to add intrigue to the simple look of the space. A small gray hearth is perfect for catching ash and wood and protecting the hardwood floor below.
A brick raised hearth and fireplace surround create a textural contrast to the traditional white mantel above. White french doors let in natural light from two different walls for a bright atmosphere. A brown leather sofa and a striped armchair provide comfortable seating facing the fireplace.
Stacked stone brings beautiful design and texture moving around three sides of this fireplace from mantel to hearth. The built in stone frames the smaller panel fireplace surround with a smoky brown and black finish.