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Of all the fireplace surround materials to choose from, marble is arguably the best. Not only can it speak for both classic and modern designs, but it also performs very well in maintenance and longevity. Keep in mind that marble is prone to etching (most natural stone materials are compared to their more durable but less luxurious composite cousins), but as designer Dries Otten points out, “the first scratch is deeper, ”and from there the imperfections only add to an opulent old world look. Since marble is a natural stone, it ages very gracefully. While it’s more expensive, you can find great coats picked up from flea markets, Facebook Marketplace, or even the streets (speaking of a first-hand experience, here miracles happen). Or, maybe you are lucky and live in a space that already has marble fireplaces and you are just here to get inspiration on how to decorate it. Whether you are renovating and need to be convinced to go the route of a marble fireplace, or want to increase the price of a pre-existing fireplace, these designer marble fireplaces are sure to be in good hands. . Coming up, check out 20 marble fireplaces you’ll want to snuggle up to forever.
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This show designed by Arent & Pyke beautifully integrates the existing fireplace. While the quirky details like the tiles on the firebox and the intricate pink columns on the mantel stand might have been seen as troublesome with the wrong design scheme, they actually become the glue that holds everything together. They speak as well of the floral Art Deco carpet as of the geometric cube table, and all the contemporary and colorful accents.
Marble statement wall
Catherine Kwong Design makes a solid argument for a marble wall above a sleek fireplace. The sheet below gives it a less valuable advantage.
Matching Marble Frames
Interior decorator Tamsin Johnson used the same slab of marble surrounding the firebox to frame the door for a surprising touch of glamor that also provides cohesion between areas of the open floor plan. And rather than playing more cautiously with neutral-toned marble, she opted for swirls of dark purple and red.
This classic fireplace features several different layers and tones of marble, bringing a rich warmth to the modern small living room. Modern and mid-century furnishings keep things contemporary, but neutral tones and understated combinations along with a classic gold mirror over the fireplace pair well.
Look closely and you will see that the two support columns are dark brown. This colorful accent embellishes the inky black facade. A quirky modern mirror above the fireplace doubles as a work of art and sets the scene for this brooding art gallery-style living room designed by Nicole Hollis Workshop.
A sleek and understated gray marble frame supports a lighter mantle surface and tiled outline. Designate Jae Joo opted for two comfortable, oversized armchairs facing the fireplace rather than a sofa tilted towards two chairs or a wall to ensure an even more comfortable and intimate fireplace experience.
One of the beautiful advantages of marble is that the veining can be a multitude of colors. In this living room by Heidi caillier, it connects the unique dusty orange paintwork to the brick firebox as well as the black painted trim and even the cream walls and khaki accents. And all it takes is a little bit in the foyer area.
Bright white paint makes this living room look Corey Damen Jenkins a breath of fresh air. The warmer tones of the marble facade play on the woods and browns while keeping the atmosphere cool and fresh.
The real highlight of this Parisian dining room by Tamsin Johnson Interiors is the elaborate wall mural, which showcases all of the beautiful original moldings. To keep the design scheme aligned with the bones of the space while providing a contemporary touch, Johnson opted for a white marble dining table surrounded by black and white Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs. The black marble mantle supports a modern and playful vase.
For an ultra-modern marble fireplace, choose a crisp white Carrera and go for a flat front. In this living room designed by Nicole Hollis Studio, the lavish and illustrious gray rug softens the space while implementing the surface materials and colors used throughout.
From the ground to the ceiling
Warm swirls of gold intertwine with earth tones in an open and airy home office designed by Breegan jane. The material introduces a sophisticated, formal style to the more casual elements, and it also helps scale the ceilings down to a more intimate and human scale.
The old meets the new
Pro tip: Darker marble requires relatively little maintenance because it hides soot better. Clean it regularly if you don’t want to leave permanent stains. keep the area clean to make sure the soot does not leave a permanent stain. Here, Arent & Pyke raised the fireplace moodily and adorned with sky blue paint, an indigo rug, and a delicate chandelier.
If you like eclectic decor, take some notes. The whole juxtaposition in this room works so well – the angular mirror, the bright orange photograph, the marble fireplace, the rustic stool, and the geometric pottery are all unexpectedly complemented by the softness of the powder pink chairs. And, of course, we are in high contrast marble.
False but chic
A fireplace that doesn’t work can still be a valuable item, especially when it has a soft marble front, like this one. Use the area to display a collection (Elizabeth roberts filled it with plants) or group together pine scented candles to achieve that flickering flame effect.
Find the vintage
Designate Kyrstal Matthews gave her modern electric fireplace a classic facade with an old-fashioned mantle that she found affordably on Facebook Marketplace. The black and white marble accent gives it a particularly regal touch.
Brick doesn’t always vibrate with stylish monochrome decor. But many (dare we say more) the fireplaces are in fact made of brick. Nicole hollis Studio’s solution was to paint them black. This creates depth and makes the old character of the bricks more discreet, and it hides the soot!
Often the term “marble” becomes a placeholder for all-natural stone slabs. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll see that there is a whole world of beautiful options out there that aren’t actually marble. Elizabeth georgantas chose a bold quartz slab that doubles as a work of art.
To give a youthful touch to a more traditional marble fireplace, paint the surrounding walls an unexpected color (which always honors the grain). Romanek Design Studio opted for a dusty pink tone to complement the warmer, almost pink, grains of the marble. A simple white painted wood coat keeps things accessible.
While the marble mantel and glossy floating shelves are angular and pointed, the coffee table and ottoman are soft and rounded, for a warm touch in the formal living room. If you like to decorate with natural materials, then don’t stop at the marble fireplace – extend the look of your furniture and other surfaces as well.
When you can’t surround the flue or firebox in marble for some reason, why not create a custom seating area with a marble base? This marble base is partially covered with a deep aubergine colored seat cushion, a cheerful cushion and an iridescent mauve rug, there is so much attention to touch and texture in this designed fireplace seating area. by Arent & Pyke.
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