Soho LoftContemporary Living Room, New York
Rob Kassabian Photography
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A wide hearth can be beneficial to homeowners who pair the television and fireplace on the same wall. Jae Chang Design created the fireplace shown here, which is nearly 48 inches wide and 16 inches tall. By placing the television to the side of the flames, which is possible with a long hearth, the designer was able to keep it low without worrying about heat damage.
Using these techniques together will yield even more interesting results.Minimize and oversize. A broad, planar chimney area clad in wood contrasts the blackened steel sliver of a firebox whose thin horizontal structure is matched by the natural stone hearth. The lighter tones of the wood feel well positioned floating above the fireplace, skin-like, while the darker tones surrounding the fire element feel equally appropriate. The slab furniture and recessed lighting incisions support the fireplace’s compositional elements as well.
3. Art form. This living room artistically combines the television and fireplace on one wall. The television is offset by the hearth for balance, while the streamlined fireplace almost disappears under the recessed cavity when it's not on.Design tip: A surround like this can easily be customized into full-overlay doors for extra living room storage.