The built-in shelves were removed to make room for new windows, bringing more natural light into the space. The fireplace gets a facelift with marble hearth and surround, contrasting smartly with the new hardwood floors in dark stain.
Still sleek, the circular rings of a gold pendant chandelier give this lakefront living room the feeling that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. The modern makeover by Handcrafted Homes, based in metro Atlanta, included a new fireplace with a custom cantilevered marble hearth.
A gas-burning fireplace with a reclaimed neutral-colored stone mantel creates a focal point in this brownstone living room. The marble mantel and hearth paired with pine flooring bring a sense of warmth and provides a perfect place to relax on cold evenings.
The exposed wood beams white oak and coordinate visually with the new hardwood floors and furnishings in natural wood finish. The windows get new shutters, while the fireplace gets a new marble surround and hearth. The oversized coffee table with hand-turned legs is the handiwork of furniture designer and wood craftsman Clint Harp.
The sitting room of this Point Lorna, California, villa home features a central fireplace under a hearth lined with cylindrical vases. The vases' curved edges complement overhead lighting; rings of minimalist candelabras mounted with lanterns hang down. Below, a low marble coffee table is arranged with lavender flowers and candles, the flora complementing decorative pillows on four plush wingback chairs which fill the room.