Houzz TV: Flickering Virtual Fireplaces to Warm Your Heart

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Even the look of flickering flames can cozy up a room. Here’s a virtual fire to enjoy whether or not you have a fireplace — plus decorating ideas for every kind of living room.

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jackierat
Beautiful fireplaces.
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piperreno
An eye-popping collection.
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Wendy
Love no. 6 and no. 75. I wanted to do floor I ceiling marble with a wavy pattern on our library fireplace, but to save money used these tiles. Love how it turned out at a fraction of he cost.
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Kathleen
Odd that in some of the photos the furniture is placed facing away from the fireplaces or at quite a distance.
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Dear decorating gods: I'll take #3 and #63. (Great collection overall!)
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So many beautiful fireplace settings! Here are two of our favorites.

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ecpt
Some of these are very pretty. However, I really question the whole idea of a fireplace in most modern homes. Personally I wouldn't care if I had one or not, and only do because at some point I'll sell this house and it will be an expected detail.
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payal sharma
I am totally in love with the stone fireplace in photo no. 3. infact the whole house is so interesting and looks so cozy. I wish to have a home as sweet as this one someday. love it. love it. love it.
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payal sharma
sorry. my comment earlier was about photo no. 4. my bad.
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kkl5

Have to have a fireplace! last place, I had 6 working fireplaces which was wonderful. Really nice selection. Even the ones not to my taste are very well done. I'd love to have the integral wood storage, but then I'd have to give up book shelving...

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Rikki Snyder

Quick correction on #4- It's from a New Hampshire cottage, http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/29771649/list/my-houzz-creativity-flows-in-a-new-hampshire-cottage.


Thanks!

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myfly

How sad, not a single illustration of a beautiful craftsman style tile fireplace. Lots of rock and brick examples.

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Rosanne
Would love to see a collection like this of how wood stoves are incorporated in a living space.
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magdateresa

These are all lovely however I didn't see a double sided fireplace. We are considering this for our bedroom which has 20' ceilings. The other side of the bedroom wall is our living room with 20' ceilings that stays cold in the winter.

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Love the custom color wood stain in #76.
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Dominic DeGeorge
I like the concrete tiles in #58, they have a raw and industrial look. i would consider using this product. check out my fireplace (Napolean 72")
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in3interieur

In the old days the fireplace had its own platform. And it's useful even nowadays!



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Marina Frangolias
Great collection of photos with gorgeous fireplaces! I was hoping to see more linear modern style but there is none.....
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luvgolf
Just caught my eye
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Lux Home Design International
A cozy Tennessee Mountain fireplace all set for the holidays
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alexandra1215

I haven't yet met a fireplace I don't like and these are all lovely examples. My favorite in this group is probably #3...the primal quality of being outdoors in front of a fire is beautifully evoked here and it's irresistible.

I really like the fireplace mantel in that bathroom in #5. The idea of a fireplace in a bathroom suddenly intrigues.

#36 needs some interesting and comfortable pillows on that cement bench surround. Everyone wants to sit around the fire but that hard, cold surface wouldn't invite lingering.


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penthousenester

What an amazing collection!

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aleanor

These are lovely!Favorite from the list: 66 - that is extraordinary!!!!

Few older homes. Mine will soon have wood burning stoves for efficiency but it is fun to document them when they are just fireplaces...Lots of ideas for how to soften all the stone. Thanks



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sammyboy1990
Fireplace
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Jackie Jackie
And then there is the use of barn wood...
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P2 Contracting Solutions Inc.

Truly a inspiring and unique collection

   
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Norman Richardson

Mine is an Edwardian Walnut mantle with carved art nouveau decoration. Its located in the Drawing Room of my home.

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jesherrill
Love the fireplaces! Houzz is where I came for inspiration for our fireplace rehab. This is reclaimed poplar that was sanded, stained and expertly stacked by a wonderful woodworker, Bill King, in Chester County, PA. The wood burning fireplace needed repairs so we created this to house a new gas insert. I love it!
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njorgensen

Cape Cod fireplace ar Christmas!


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ivylynnlarson

Our cozy fireplace looking out at the beautiful snow falling in the Rockies

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Pizzigati Designs- eco chic interiors

My clients' cozy + contemporary sitting room....

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dananowak
Just had to throw in my mid century fave!
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spockyfanny

Many are great but my favorites are 21, 25, 56, 61, 63, 68...of all I felt more comfortable in 21...but oddly enough it is not my new decor for our new house. Nice job all.

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JFK Design-Build, LLC

#61 is absolutely stunning! Love the whole room and the view!

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cdve

In our former home we installed an RSF high efficiency unit where we previously had a closet.

Our current home has 3 wood burning fireplaces. We remodeled two existing brick fireplaces and installed 2 Supreme high efficiency wood burning units. One brick fireplace we left.

The Supreme in the kitchen gets used every day during the winter. It is our favorite place to be :-)

The RSF in our former home

The Supreme in our kitchen/dining room area



Supreme in the family room. Doesn't get used as often


Brick fireplace in the living/music room. Never used once. Not sure why I have a ladder in the picture!

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Gerald Lorentz

Enjoyed the article and I must confess. . . living on the Sun Coast of Florida does have a few disadvantages, such as having a real fireplace.

However, it did bring back a lot fond North East snowy winter memories.

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Timberpeg

We love #34 and #40! Here are some of our favorite fireplaces from our customers' Timberpeg homes.

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cathyandvinny

It seems I'm the only person with a 60+ inch TV above a (gas) fireplace! The sound bar sits on the mantle---ugh! Any ideas (besides changing the location of the TV) on how to hide/camouflage the sound bar, and not obstruct the view of the TV screen?

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Weyeswoman Vermont

We have a small open-plan house and the fireplace surround took up so much room, so we got rid of the logs and stones and replaced them with tile and gas. I'm so thankful to not have to haul wood anymore!


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NYC Redhead
After 15 years in a NYC apartment, we moved to Nashville this summer and the fireplace is one of the main reasons we bought our house. I love the smoke stains too.
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Upcycled Stone

If you're looking to remodel an ugly fireplace, consider granite split face stone tile. This all natural product is 100% recycled, beautiful and very versatile.

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calllee
We recently completed our fireplace redesign. Before and after below:
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mgranskou

Here's the world's most efficient (and incredibly beautiful) fireplace. A 100% soapstone masonry heater in my home in Quebec - complete with pizza oven! http://www.soapstonesupply.com/031.php


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sshayes
We moved into a home with a corner fireplace and are not sure what to do with it. it is just ugly!
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Judy Higelin
a few kivas would have been a good addition to round out the field...HOUZZ inspired the one we just did.
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Hyuna Ham

I love the ideal of a corner round fireplace. Can you tell me how you built it? Thanks.

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ssnyder467
Surprised not to see any kivas featured. Here are four in our Santa Fe home.
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Rohleder Borges Architecture
Another stone fireplace, 4 slabs of Montana ledgestone, anchors the Greatroom:

http://www.rb-a.net/res-islandguesthouse3.html
   
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Distinctive Mantel Designs
   
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Hyuna Ham

I wish I can have one of these kiva-like designs in my New York home. Do not know if I can find anyone who can build one around here. Thanks for showing more.

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joannr

#34 hands down!! I love it.

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Jaguar Estates


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Fireplace in our recent project.

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1stonylake

more important is the style of the firebox.. look up Rumford fireplaces, we just had 2 built in our family cottage and they really throw the heat.

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bettyandjudy

#3, hot tea w/milk, real woodburner and operable windows. wonderful.

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susanbroz

Despite reading all the cons against a corner fireplace ( from a furniture placement point of view), we concluded,when building our house, that the corner option was the most feasible for the great room. The stones are slate "sheets." It was challenging for the stone installer as the return is not a 90 degree angle. The mantle is a reclaimed wood beam. We couldn't be more pleased.

Love the Kiva look as well.

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beleblanc

Wow what a great article. Feature focus articles are always mind opening and beautiful to view. I'm not much of a modernist but I do appreciate good design and construction. Keep feature focus articles coming. Would like to see one, don't laugh, on cool places to incorporate or hide a liquor storage. We put ours at the end of the cabinet run beside the dishwasher and the sink. Cabinet is 7 3/4" inside with a single door and small face panel beside the dishwasher. This makes this space look like an unassuming end panel that frames in the dishwasher in a pretty way. The dishwasher is well insulated so there is vertically no heat transfer and the end cabinet acts as an additional sound barrier and also serves to give us a little extra counter space.

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InterDesign Studio

Great range of fireplaces. A sampling of some the fireplaces I've designed for various clients over the years.


Cantilevered glass mantle.

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Massive stone fireplace wall with custom iron brackets and fireplace doors. The small iron door left of firebox opens to a dumbwaiter which brings wood up from the basement wood storage area.

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fupge2013

too many to choose one favorite...thanks for the peeks...

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fupge2013

...and now I have fireplace envy...just sayin'

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Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Here's a traditional craftsman styled mantle to add to the mix! Mandi @ Dura


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Susan Lindsay
Like 3, 6, 8, 20 and 35. Modern
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lindyelle
Number 61 takes the prize for an incredible cozy look that is comprised of the setting, use of wood and glass to surround the views, as well as the rustic beauty of the fireplace.
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Z3 Design Studio

Here's one I designed for a 1914 house.

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Ken Long

2 and 4 look good. 57, 61, 69, all of the stone and traditional looking fireplaces look good. I dont like most of the modern looks, and it's difficult to find a gas fireplace that really looks good.

   
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Nathalie Côté

The number 2 his my favorites ! Keep warm looking at the snow falling .....imagine...now here's mine this smooth afternoon in the beautiful Laurentiens ....


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bwayling

How safe is it to install a television above a fireplace, for example, the contemporary "ribbon" fireplaces, like fireplace #50? Any issues the the heat affecting the television electronics?

   
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jgfranzen1
Would love to see some double side fireplaces!!
   
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missworldno1

#30..makes me want to travel to Italy

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zeeplace

Ivylynnlarson. Oh how lucky you are. So beautiful and soooooo cozy. Like yours better than any of the houzz ones


   
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Tammy Dodge

Love the idea of a secondary heat source. Please do a similar article on wood stoves. They new ones have catalytic converters or other options that clean the smoke so there is less pollution in the air and they generate a better heat distribution so are perfect for a secondary heat source in a home. Free standing ones are a little tricky to blend into your home decor so appreciate some inspiration. Our new Blaze King stove will be installed this week actually and we are so excited.

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M Lathrop
#3 is my absolute favorite, but #63 is a close second.
   
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Misty Abrams
love the stonework fireplaces.
   
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bobliving

My personal preference is a warm and cozy fireplace that invites family and friends to gather 'round and cherish the holidays. Many of the examples seem so cold and aloof as if to say "stay away family and friends, we don't want your presence or presents". To each his own I think. A peaceful and Merry Christmas to all!

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Margaret Ames
Here's a pretty kiva!
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marilyntobey
This one is from 1852.
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bets1211

The smoke stains/soot on the fireplace surround indicates there's a problem, and it's typically accompanied by the smell of smoke in the house when a fire is going. It prompted us to have our fireplace and chimney looked at. We received conflicting information and some costly proposals to fix the problem from various professionals so we went online for some guidance. We decided that before pulling the trigger on any of the more costly proposals that we'd try installing one of those smoke guards ourselves first to see if that would help. It basically changes the size of the size of the fireplace opening. My husband installed it in less than 5 minutes but waited on using the black heat resistant caulk in case it was a bust. It worked great so he caulked it the next day. We haven't had the problem since, and it's been 3+ years since installation. Believe it was around $40 or $50.

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jmaslow2
I like unusual things like our 2 piece mantel and the rock shelf that holds the key to my curio. Not a bad design for an amateur.
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Toni Stewart

I love #57 ... a fireplace that you can also sit on, when the stones in front get all warmed up. And I love it to look welcoming and large stones do that, like #61.

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talloaksstudio
Something for everyone! But would like to see EXAMPLES OF RUMFORD FIREPLACES, as a practical alternate source for heat!
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Glorious KnightPorch
The fireplace listed as number 57 is one I would choose to be warmed by in Winter or early Spring. This fireplace has beautiful breast work and it is raised, these are safest; and it has a wood bend. This one is definitely a hit with me.
   
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pamichen
Great tile work.
   
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Nina Pearlmutter

Love them all, especially the stone ones. But ours is very comfy and enjoyable fall through spring. I can be in the kitchen and enjoy seeing it across our great room.


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jjarrett96
My favorite is still the fireplace at Cracker Barrel restaurants
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Hyuna Ham

This one is really nice. Thanks for sharing.

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stoneaxe3

So beautiful. I especially love those with glass surrounds. We hope to build a Tulikivi Finnish soapstone fireplace in our new home. http://www.tulikivi.com/

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tressamath
Nice
   
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Margui Thomas
Love a cozy fireplace. I don't have a built-in fireplace, but I do love my electric one. Here it is all decked out for the holidays.
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hannah_47

The soot stains on fireplace #34 isn't "charm," it's an indication the chimney doesn't draw properly.

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Karen Bryda

My after and before


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Kimberly Cris
I love the Wolf Kahn painting hanging over the fireplace
   
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ericwebb

How could 85 fireplaces leave me cold?

When we were designing our new home. we went to Houzz and found hundreds of big stone fireplaces...great examples. I'm glad you didn't show me these.

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pw
For those looking for double sided, here's ours
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smacasa

I would like to paint the inside of my gas fireplace black. What kind of paint should I use on the bricks?

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stepping_stones
Wow, only #71 has a picture of a TV over the fire place. Am I the only one that needs to save room?
   
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Aleks K

Love modern style

I built it a month ago

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misselthwaite

I have to wonder at so many pictures where the fireplace is clearly unused - and unusable. Really, what's the point? Most of these look like a decorator's setting, not a home made warm and ruddy by the primitive power of fire. All icing, no cake.

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TaLord & Finders Interiors

cathyandvinny and stepping_stones: tv over fireplace

After remodel. Fireplace insert remained.

before remodel. 18' of orange stucco!

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Angela D

57 is the closest to my in-laws', which has good memories for me, 68 looks cozy, I like the idea of 76, and I prefer the decor of 75 and 21.

   
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38240

I like the rock style or the brick but my favorite is..........

Not technically a fireplace, but I loved this when I first saw it & to this day it's my favorite!

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sfsapp

Simply simple....


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Diane HELLER
love ths slate and going to show this to my contractor to replace my stacked stone.
   
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Katy Jordan

I'm debating painting our brick fireplace. It's not bad; a fairly subtle mix of colors in there, more shades of rust and light browns than red, and not bold. The problem is the room itself - there's a sloped ceiling that goes from 9' on one side to probably 15' on the other. The top of the fireplace goes right with it, with the blank walls on either side doing the same. Instead of the fireplace being the focus of the room, all you notice is the stupid slope. I think if I paint it, that will be minimized - then again, the plan is to paint the walls on either side a fairly deep grey-blue, so I might have the same problem!

   
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ashleytjaden
great inspiration. here is my current work in progress. debating the tile we picked out or going with marble. thoughts?
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bartelcl

Perfect timing! Agree with lionscale - would love to see a flip book for wood stoves - especially some enameled ones. We're replacing the firebox fireplace (with a blower to distribute heat) with a catalytic wood stove, and I like to "pretty" ones, where you can see the fire through glass. The problem is figuring out whether to use the existing faux brick hearth/wall/mantle and just pull the firebox, or rebuild something more "timeless" with stone around a wood stove. The weight is definitely a factor... Anyway....

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bartelcl

P.S. Thank you HOUZZ for doing flip books that scroll. I can't stand websites that make you click on 'next-next-next' and perpetually reload the page (and ads) to get to each picture. Probably, this is why I'm on Houzz all the time instead of those other sites!

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Fay Jones Day Tile

Bryan- These are all cool but where is the ceramic tile?





tiled-fireplaces on pinterest

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Prescott Design Studio, LLC

Bryan, thanks for featuring one of my projects (#60). However your description is incorrect and I am receiving emails from people telling me that I did something that would not pass code and that could be a legal issue. The fireplace is faced with concrete by Bohemian Stoneworks in Sebastapol, CA and the cabinets to the far right and left have Paperstone doors. Please make this correction asap. I do not want people to think that I would do something that is not up to code or not safe. Thanks for your immediate attention to this.

Maureen Morsch

Prescott Design Studio

   
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Kim N
I'm disappointed there are no ideas for corner/diagonal fire places. Can anyone send pictures of that?
   
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William & Mary
The fireplace is one of our favorite features in our home.
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kbegg
This is marble. Cool look, but needs a mantel.
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Prescott Design Studio, LLC

No, this is concrete not marble. In my opinion, it does not need a mantle.

   
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vespa_mom
Love the whole thing
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sairyanne
Furniture placement
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sairyanne
Bookcases
   
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paulette6175

Picture #3 is how I would picture heaven. A perfect place to just be...

   
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The Firebird Sweep Inc.

You might want to look at firebirdsweep.com and see what such an important living element can bring to your very breath.

   
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Kristin Petro Interiors, Inc.

Did someone request Craftsman? We have that!


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Barbara Larson

HATE everyone of the modern "interpretations" loved everything traditional. THAT is me.

   
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Wendy
Here are our other two fireplaces. Rustic modern with a little mid century flair. The 20 ft cantilevered limestone hearth is great for extra sitting room during a party. The outdoor fireplace is wood burning. All our indoor ones are gas as they are much cleaner.
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O
This is our functional, cozy Finnish Tulikivi in our snowy mountain home.
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Kathy Dunn

Thanks. Thinking about changing my painted brick fireplace surround and wooden "rough hewn" mantel and this gives me several ideas.

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laugh3081

I enjoyed this article, but was hoping for some ideas on the newer ventless and fake fireplaces being offered now. I am giving up my fireplace soon and am trying to visualize life without one. The house I am moving to was built pre-1900 and there is an unused chimney in the middle of the house. At one time I thought about removing it to improve the traffic flow but it dawned on me it could be holding up the house. Now I am toying with the idea of unearthing it then I noticed the assortment of fake fireplaces at the home store. Hoping for maybe another article with a little less tradition (i.e., no flue or surround).

   
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sidneyisle
As a storm rages outside today, all these fireplaces - well, most of them anyway - made me feel warm and cosy. It's also lovely to see readers' fireplaces in the Comments section. Here's ours:
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stoneaxe3

cheryloja, you are the first person I am aware of who has a Finnish Tulikivi!! My husband is determined to put one in our underground house, and I agree. How do you like yours? Do you have an oven? Is it as efficient as advertised? Can you tell that the smoke and gases are burned off before exiting the house? Thank you!!

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Dominic DeGeorge
laugh3081, I purchased a Napolean slimline 72" electric (model efl72h) fireplace which I recessed in the wall. it has LED realistic looking flames and puts off heat if you want it to. comes with a remote control or touch control on the glass. no splitting wood, cold drafts or soot in the house. so far I am very satisfied with it.
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For stoneaxe3. The Tulikivi is the best purchase we have ever made. We live in the mountains at about 4,100 feet. Our log home is on three levels and is about 2,600 feet. We have in-floor radiant heat fired by a propane boiler. An underground heating line runs to our garage to keep paints etc from freezing. The garage is kept at about 45 degrees. Propane is used foe cooking, heating, and hot water. We use about 500 gallons of propane a year which is quite low for our environment. Love the radiant heat provided by the T, much better than forced air. We have a bake oven. Haven't used it a lot, but it's nice to know it is available.
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stoneaxe3

Cheryloja, your home sounds perfect. So glad to hear that the Tulikivi is a good choice. You have made many choices that we plan to put in our retirement home, including in-floor radiant heat (we have it in a new-build garage/office and adore the pure warmth,) a heated garage (ours is to be bermed, connected to our house, heated, and can be converted to bedrooms by the next family,) propane, and, of course, a Tulikivi. Do you have concrete floors? Tile? Wood? Congratulations on a beautiful, well thought out, and functional home!

   
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O
We have acid etched stained concrete floors in the lower level, love them, (cola color) and engineered hardwood on the upper two floors. What part of the country are you in?
   
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O
Forgot to add slate tile in kitchen and upper bathrooms.
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Your fireplace is great, but what caught my eye was the photo in the long frame. I have a similar photo/frame that sits on our brick mantle. It was taken of Co. H 322nd Infantry when my grandfather was fighting in France during WWI
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stoneaxe3

Cheryloja, I just sent you a message on your page. I hope you can receive it.

   
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Transitional Designs, LLC

Fireplaces have such an impact as a main focal item. Here is one Portland Fireplace and Chimney and I worked on designing together - major difference.

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Janet Caruthers
Wide open to enjoy view
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Janet Caruthers
Floating shelves works well for small library
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Janet Caruthers
Porch-y sunroom
   
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Paceline Construction

Many beautiful fireplace designs here, from modern to traditional. Here's one of our favorite client fireplaces. We used stacked stone, board-formed concrete, and a reclaimed ash beam with iron band detail for the mantel. We call it rustic industrial.

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Ebby Halliday Realtors

I love these fireplaces - warm and inviting!


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myplaceone

Now that I have seen everyone in America's fireplaces, it would have been great to hear the crackling fire instead of the music.

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christine201

Who is the beautiful Christmas music by in this video?

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aapound

I was going to ask the same about the music. It's not credited in the video. Can you share the artist or name of the recording? It doesn't sound like a stock piece.

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liward

Great music to accompany the pictures too... who is this artist?

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jrd890895

Loved the music! Who is the artist? What is the name of the recording?

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skooz

Please who is the music by?

Very easy, soothing and just enough jazz!

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Builders Materials

Love the fireplace thread. Here are a few more.

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liztopdrawer

Amazing to see the exact same logs and fire in every fireplace. Who knew????

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Nance Galleries

You do realize that every fireplace has the same image transposed in the firebox. liztopdrawer I was 4 minutes behind you.

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bbulger
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Builders Materials

Not true the 1st picture in our show room and is burning right now just as is shown. The second photo is from Mendota Fireplace. At a recent show I talked to the photographers about the photos and they claimed that the Mendota brand is the only brand they have not had to photo shop the flames that is an actually photo of the fireplace.

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highlandeb
The music is wonderful. Please give the musicians due their credit.
Let us know their name and album.
Your presentation was great! Thank you!
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4376ab

Stoneaxe3 and cheryloja - My mother built a house and had a large Tulikivi placed in the center of the first floor. It was beautiful with soapstone tiles depicting bears and other wildlife. I have no idea where she got the tiles - she was very resourceful. It was the most magnificent heating system I have ever known. For such little wood consumption it kept the entire house warm and cosy, even in the frigid high desert Oregon winters. My sisters and I still talk about it. Out of the 30 houses my mother owned (yes, 30!) that was our favorite especially because of the Tulikivi.

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4376ab

About the music...is it Beegie Adair - Jazz Piano Christmas??

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Nance Galleries

Builders Materials - beautiful fireplace - and you should be flattered because they've taken your fireplace log set and transposed it into the other images.

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Builders Materials

Builders Materials - beautiful fireplace - and you should be flattered because they've taken your fireplace log set and transposed it into the other images.


I'm sorry I did not watch the attached slideshow. (Where they transpose the fire) I was talking about the original photos I posted.) Thank you for your comments.

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sismercedes

Delightful. Thank you, houzz. And, the music was perfect.

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Laura Kelly

what a lovely sound track! What is it? (absolutely love the fireplaces! Beautiful!)

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Peter

Very well done - audio & visual !!!

   
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sibelius10

Great fireplaces, and the MUSIC. can you tell us who did the arrangement and if it's available? Thnx!

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joannacarn
Fireplace
   
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Edzia Reality
classy and elegant
   
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Edzia Reality
all the books! oh my....and the view is breathtaking♡
   
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Edzia Reality
Gorgeous!
   
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Edzia Reality
lovely
   
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Edzia Reality
stunning!
   
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catsie

Love these; just an extravaganza of wonderful photos. No.5 is the most elegant bathroom I think I've ever seen. And No. 20! Just recently I solved a thorny problem: A small living-room space (as part of a big loft-type space) dominated by an big intrusive ugly fireplace with uglier cast-iron wood-burning insert. The only solution was to do a kind of modern Druid woods-nature thing, make the stupid fireplace work for the room, until I can afford one like in these pictures . . . and No. 20's designer gave me some wonderful ideas! Loved it! Thank you, Houzz!

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jendysart
I wry

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esouderssmith

Great fireplaces. Love the music! Can you tell me the name of the recording?

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jhall33

Love the music! Anyone know who it is??

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vasundharakumari

Love all the live fire places, would like a little info. on making one and position of chimney, to avoid a smoky room. Thanks


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Hyuna Ham

Has anyone built a fireplace in the finished basement with or without wide windows? Is there a safety issue with the idea?

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francesmartel25
It's so rustic, timeless, yet modern looking as well. Extremely pleasing to the eye.
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jjsgram
was a tv used to display the virtual fireplace? if so which virtual fire was used? was it found on youtube or a different site?
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jeanpics

All I can say is thank you! - for the beautiful and enjoyable video with the Christmas music. I stumbled over this after Christmas, in January, and it was such a pleasure to take a pause and pretend it was Christmas again (even though most of the photos were not actually decorated for Christmas). My favorites were the rustic ones that involved brick, stone or wood because I love a warm and cozy vibe. I did notice the same yule log throughout, but positioned differently, but who cares - just love the beauty of a crackling fire in a fireplace and the mood you set. I have a lovely brick fireplace but we live in Central Florida so in lieu of a fire, I group large candles in the hearth and intertwine flame/flicker lights and twinkling white lights to achieve the effect. Again, thank you, and... good tidings of comfort and joy the whole year through!

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Nancy Fisher

Apparently these fireplaces all look so real that few picked up on the VIRTUAL word! That is why the same log was "burning" in most of them! It is amazing how the virtual fireplace has become its own furnishing now. Although these are beautiful, I still prefer the kind that I can cook on in an emergency!

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annwithoutthee

The designs were really nice. We are in the midst of trying to choose a gas fireplace for our 9.5 x 17 ft. livingroom. The diningroom is to the right of the livingroom but is small also. Our tv will likely be placed above the fireplace do to room size. There is a bow window at the other end of the livingroom which faces the street. Not quite sure what to choose yet as far as mantel, stone or wood front etc. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks

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beckysimpson1

So many gorgeous fireplaces, and all the reader submissions.


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mritamason5

WHAT GORGEOUS FIREPLACES and decor from different minds.....in a show of glory.

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Vicki Bolyard
Nice for tv/books
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liasuz
This was beautiful fun and lovely music. Thanks for the smile!
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Shayla Kekoa
wow
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okay2829
Love all of the fireplaces and the way in which Houzz has put the video together!!!! Can you also tell me who is playing the music ("God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman")?
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gloria14l

Someone at Houzz has a talent for putting music to video. Please, please tell us where we can get a CD of that music, who did it... please... And, Houzz, keep that person making videos. Thank you for the magnificent treat.

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lema

Where would I buy the fire feature which is exactly the same in each photo?

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artsyphartsy_home_maker

Love the video, thought it was such a cool uh I mean hot idea! We don't have a fireplace. My husband is always telling me fireplaces loose heat and are inefficient whenever I admire them. That might be so but still I want one. My proof is that almost every single photo I've saved into my private idea book called 'retirement home dream house' has a fireplace in it. I have a lot of photos in my idea book and a lot of fireplaces. Maybe by the time we retire someday, hubby hopefully may begin to appreciate fireplaces so we can have one : }

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liza11995533
#66...caveman secure/safe/substantial/cozy...man basking in warmth...flowered pillow...awesome juxtapositions...best of the bunch
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foofaraw

Loved the crackling fire and music as well as the beautiful rooms. Thank you!

   
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Patrice Kucera
Santa Spike, keeping warm in front of the stacked stone fireplace.
   
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Imran Ali
Outstanding wow.
   
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Designe Gallerie

Love for fireplace and specially loved the crackling fire and music.

   
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photocollector

That was fun! Thanks! I also liked the music... can you provide information on that recording, please?

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vielavie
So funny, same log in ALL photos!
   
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vielavie
And in many cities fireplaces are prohibited because of the smog. A member of our family had lung issues and fireplaces smoke would injure him.
   
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net51
Love the music on the video! Can you please provide the name of the artist?
   
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capeanner

That was perhaps the loveliest selection of decor I have seen in any houzz feature.

(The one with the very blackened brick was a bit of a concern though).

   
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wmsrowell

Who is the music by?

   
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4376ab

Music by Beegie Adair. Great musician.

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Katia Riga

Fireplace , Christmas tree AND my family ...What else???



   
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cheri woods

I found a beautifully carved fireplace front salvaged from a Beverly Hills mansion and had it installed onto the front of our outdated distressed brick 50's fireplace, then hung and a huge black framed wall mirror above it. This fireplace fits perfect with the Victorian decor master bedroom at our Los Angeles "PlanetCheriWoods" museum which can be toured at Cheri Woods Vacation Rentals.

Cheri Woods, CEO Cheri Woods Rentals Website: celebrityrentals.us



   
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woogies3

LOVE #s 3 and 63!

   
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Peter
You cannot beat a real wood uncut fieldstone fireplace for atmosphere!!
Winner go me every time. Others can be nice but........