Owners Dave DeMattei and Patrick Wade kept this textured feature original to their 1930s Spanish bungalow. Candlesticks, artwork, and a patterned chair bring in the cozy tones that dominate the guest bedroom.
Jenny Wolf added a conversation starter to a Connecticut home's mantel by hanging a tortoise shell found at the Brimfield flea market. Custom magnolia-leaf garlands dress up the focal point for the holidays.
This cast-iron beauty dates back to the Victorian era, so Shon Parker designed the cozy library around it. A paper on the walls and a design on the ceiling brings it into the modern age.
Designer Barbara Westbrook made this Tennessee farmhouse extra cozy hanks to the addition of a classic wood-paneled fireplace. Tin sconces, piled books, and comfortable chairs make this picture-perfect hearth a refuge on a cold day.
When combined, blue and white are the picture of elegance. Lee Ann Thornton made the fireplace a part of the wall decor by using a similar hue. To add interest, she incorporated pops of bright green and aubergine.
This living room designed by Anthony Barrata is the ultimate place to kick back and relax on rainy (or lazy) days. The intricate stonework on the fireplace serves as just another statement-making piece among the patterned wallpaper, vibrant cushions, and patchwork chairs.
This study, designed by Joe Lucas, has the moody blues. The varying textures gives this fireplace a rustic feel, a stark contrast to the home's bright, waterfront design.
In the library of a Michigan lake house designed by Martin Horner, the black-granite mantel (made by Atelier Jouvence) offers a dramatic contrast to the surround from .
An antique Argentine mirror draws the eye to the impressive limestone fireplace in the living room of a Spanish Colonial Revival. Generous Kent sofas by , upholstered in Perennials' Rough 'N Rowdy, offer comfortable yet chic seating around the custom coffee table. The walls are painted in 's Morning Light.
The dining room fireplace in a California home is embellished with fanciful vintage Baguès sconces. The glamour doesn't stop there — the designer added a large mirror and crystal sconces above.
Designer Harry Heissmann spun a New York City loft apartment into a contemporary fairy tale. He turned a "postage stamp-size" fireplace into the living room's focal point with a large-scale, custom-made mantel.
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