A natural wooden mantelpiece floats above a brass fireplace with a brick hearth. Framed modern black-and-white art gives the traditional space a modern vibe, with a comfy neutral armchair placed beneath.
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 renovated ranch home by Atlanta-based Renewal Design Build sports a modern take on the conventional fireplace mantel. The mantel, custom built by Timberland Cabinets, is a splurge, but the white accessories stand out and can be copied for any budget. A single sprig in a pretty vase saves money over a full bouquet of fresh flowers.
Designers wanted to keep the living room space feeling fresh, clean and bright, so they painted the brick around the fireplace and installed white shiplap throughout the space to add interesting texture. To add warmth to the design, they installed a reclaimed wood mantle for a subtle, rustic touch.
This neutral transitional living room takes a turn for the unexpected by placing decorations in and around the fireplace. Candles fill the fireplace while a mirror on the wall hangs in place of a television.
Contemporary Gray Living Room with White Fireplace Mantle
As seen on Home Town, the Guay Residence has been fully renovated by Ben and Erin Napier in Laurel, Mississippi. In the living room, the dark red paint has been updated to a warm gray color and the low ceiling has been removed and a new vaulted ceiling opens up the space.
This living room features wooden floors, grey walls, and a fireplace refacing. Recessed lights, a white mantel and grey bricks help to make the rooms seem bigger and more inviting, as seen on Fixer Upper.