Autumn is fast approaching, and while no-one is looking forward to the long, dark nights, there’s nothing cosier than curling up by the fireplace with a good book . If your hearth could do with a bit of sprucing up or you find yourself torn between an ornate marble mantlepiece or minimalist wood burner, look no further than our round-up of stylish fireplaces for inspiration and ideas. The 50 Best Interior Designers
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An elegant sitting room, courtesy of
Salvesen Graham for Christie’s, anchors the fireplace in classical symmetry, down to the wall sconces and mantlepiece ornaments.
Fromental‘s riotous, handcrafted Bargello wallpaper frames a classic marble fireplace in the studio of Eric Egan.
Salvage specialist and design studio,
Retrouvius, chose reusable materials to create this stylish, rustic fireplace.
A classic fireplace of carved marble is the perfect match for an elegant interior in shades of taupe and grey, by
Celine Interior Design.
If you’re short on space, a compact bio-ethanol wood burner, like in this open-plan London living room created by
Bergman Interiors, is ideal for apartment living.
Jane Churchill created a warm, bright ambience with reflected mirrors and a Grecian-inspired fireplace.
Exuberant floral wallpaper, courtesy of
Cole & Son’s Aurora print, is the backdrop for this timeless marble mantlepiece.
In an interior created by Sybille de Margerie, the fireplace in this chic chalet in Courchevel makes use of Alpine stone, wood and slate, dramatically framed by vertical log storage.
A cosy open hearth (with a clever side nook for log storage) in the Oxfordshire home of designer
In this family sitting room by
th2designs, the fireplace is given its own sofa, with a tidy recess for logs under the wood-burning stove.
Adding a fender, as in this
Salvesen Graham living room, is a great way to introduce a pop of colour or favourite print, while maximising the seating space around the fireplace. start the slideshow
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