A dramatic stone fireplace surround is the focal point of this traditional living room. A pair of cozy, traditional chairs by the fireside allows the homeowners to enjoy the warmth while still being part of the larger conversation area.
A stone bench topped with flagstone pavers runs alongside a stone fireplace for additional seating in this outdoor space. Green cushions provide comfortable seating and complement the lush green ivy covering the top of the fireplace.
This fireplace commands all of the attention in this room. An extremely wide firebox allows the entire wall to become a fireplace object that the architect has clad in a textured stone, coarse and shadowed, yet it remains machined like the fireplace opening.
This living room's white stone chimney and open shelving double as a frame for the television and fireplace, softening their presence in the room. The shelves also allow more textures to be brought in: the baskets on the floor, ceramic vases and books.