Cozy up your dream home interior with our top fireplace picks
Get cozy with a show-stopping fireplace this winter
You don’t have to be an interior designer to know that there is nothing like a fireplace to create a cosy atmosphere in your home for the winter. Apart from the warmth it also gives a real focal point to the interior. Especially if you pick well!
Fireplaces have evolved as much as our interiors have. Meaning, they have their place in the most decadent as well as the most minimal of interior schemes. However, there are many shades between traditional and contemporary. So, how to choose the right fireplace for your style? Simply by spending the time to see options, learn about different periods and research. There, of course, those pieces which fall off the scale and don’t fit the traditional categories, still winning our hearts.
We collated 5 of our top picks for dreamy fireplace styles!
THE DECADENT ONE
At the decadent end comes this golden lion adorned beauty, confidently mixing high contrast natural stone finishes. This particular fireplace is for anyone who likes to fantasise about redecorating an old countryside mansion. With something as voluptuous as this piece, you want to make sure you place it in a grand entryway (preferably between to curving flights of staircases). Also, adding it at one end of a long formal dining room; distance is needed to appreciate its beauty adequately. Once you pick something with this magnificence, styling is essential! Prepare to invest in a lovely antique mirror to go above and some delicate sculptures for the mantelpiece.
– The Rome designed by Tim Gosling
FOR THE TRAVELLERS
Longing for a holiday at your home? This usual piece was inspired by the Moorish architecture of the Castle of Sammezano in Tuscany. This is perfect for anyone inspired by their travels to decorate their homes. You obtain a beautiful hand-carved fireplace in Carrara marble with interlacing latticework, floral embellishment, and a multifoil arch. Our interior designers think it’s ideal for an eclectic interior of curated treasures and refined taste. Bold colours and patterns, a balanced mix of rich upholstery fabrics and souvenirs on the mantelpiece are the perfect compliments for this piece.
– The Semmezzano designed by Alexa Hampton
Looking for a stunning piece to fit the dream country kitchen or rustic master bedroom? Look no further than this modest, yet delicate and highly feminine fireplace combining two warm shades of contrasting stones in a very original manner! It contains an arts and crafts style feel with the plain panels ornamented with repeating convex orbs and diamond shapes. Our interior designers recommend crème, old rose and spring green colour scheme. Add floral fabrics and a natural wood finish to complement. Finally, a framed painting of calming landscapes hung above will complete the space. And for the mantelpiece? Fresh flowers of course.
– The Veneto designed by Bunny Williams
THE PURE ELEGANCE
Some things are just so splendid that they fit any bill. Nature, at its best, is impossible to top off. This piece is all about showcasing the extreme beauty of the natural stone. Whether you are looking to find the focus point of a traditional interior or a modern, elegant scheme, you can’t go wrong with a fireplace like this! You can also view our traditional style shops post which can help you contain that traditional interior. Our interior designers think it’s the perfect balance between an archetypically simple shape and a busy surface of colour/pattern. To achieve the most striking effect; it’s best to give it space. Let it live and underplay the other finishes and furniture in the room.
We took a journey through different styles and periods, from the most decadent pieces to the most understated ones. Here we are on the other side of the scale, with a bit that strips back all the fluff from what a fireplace is. It comes with a new sense of balanced scale, original material pairing and decorative yet straightforward geometry. Perfect for a bright and modern big-city apartment! It is best paired with a luxurious light and neutral interior scheme with layers of tactile textures of complimenting natural shades. Play on the brass elements of the fireplace and choose brass feature lighting and furniture details to tie the interior scheme together. To make a brave statement with the mantelpiece, just leave it empty!
– The Hugo designed by Kelly Hoppen
Just like no two individuals are the same, no two homes are either! There is beauty in every style if done well, and here at Temza Design Studio, we appreciate the personality, lifestyle and history of each of our clients. Matching the soul in every space that we design. Whatever your style might be, we hope you enjoyed our picks! They’re all available at our friends at Chesney’s where we sourced all the fireplaces for our romantic Clifton Hill project as well! Are you curious which one we went for? Head over to our Instagram feed for a behind the scenes sneak peek of the living room!