PEEK AT A PROJECT
Check out the new fireplace we just installed in a client’s St. Paul home. They live in a very classic older home, but were craving a more modern interior. We love to blend style and create an interesting mix. The existing fireplace was very much not original to the house. And it didn’t seem to be very integrated into the architecture. It just looked like a white wood box housing a black fireplace box.
We came up with a plan to make it work better in the space. The frame was built up to the ceiling. The firebox was raised about 12 inches and we added a raised hearth underneath. A wood mantel add dimension. The clean lines are accented by a carved natural stone tile. The gray stone has been hand carved in a linear texture. These horizontal lines help to balance the strong vertical line created by the form of the fireplace frame.
We think it’s much improved and it starts to set the tone for the more modern interior we designed for these homeowners. Stay tuned to the blog for more on how we used a mix of furnishings to create a modern look that feels at home in a Not-So-Modern home.