8 of the Dreamiest Fireplaces We've Ever Seen
With winter in full swing and spring a ways away, it's hard not to daydream about the summer months spent by the beach or pool, lounging in the sun. But winter has its own special appeal: The chilly air is refreshing, and fresh snowfalls make for gorgeous landscapes. But the best part about winter is being able to sit next to a roaring fire surrounded by loved ones. Keep scrolling to see some of the most gorgeous fireplaces around.
This marble fireplace is everything we love about old New York. It’s timeless, elegant, and a little gritty—just like the city itself. The contrasting black and white tones add a modern spin to this Old World fireplace, making it the perfect accent to a transitional room like this one.
This modern steel fireplace may be on small in size, but it’s big in style. The juxtaposition between the cool metal material, immediately adjacent warm wood tones, and the barn door beyond all work to create an eclectic feeling that is emblematic of the California-casual approach to design.
This masculine fireplace creates an eye-catching focal point for this understated room. The matte black stone with white flecks continues the neutral color story of the room while still making a bold statement. The fireplace’s formal shape lends the space a sense of gravitas that makes the room feel upmarket and sophisticated.
This snowy mountain retreat in Jackson Hole would not be complete without a rustic stone fireplace. The oversize dimensions are in keeping with the space’s soaring ceilings and large windows. The blackened steel finish is a perfect complement to the neutral concrete and rustic wood tones throughout the space. Incorporating a rough-hewn stone hearth adds a natural, unfinished vibe that brings an element of the outdoors inside. Each of these elements creates the perfect cozy corner ideal for a long night in.
This sophisticated space harks back to ancient times thanks to an ornate fireplace accented by miniature columns that echo the larger pair flanking the doorway on the right. The fireplace makes the space feel grand and intimate at the same time.
Ellen DeGeneres has made quite a name for herself in the design world over the past few years. And with rooms like this, it’s no wonder. We love so many things about this room, but we can’t get enough of this fireplace. It’s simple and understated yet incredibly alluring. Despite the numerous sumptuous elements in the space, our eye is immediately drawn to the large fireplace anchoring the room. We love the choice to forgo a mantel in favor of a cleaner, more streamlined look. The space is warm and bright, and we’re basically in love.
We’ve always dreamed of owning a home with a fireplace so large you could nearly stand up inside of it, and this one is exactly what we envisioned. The gigantic fireplace feels like something out of Downton Abbey—a bit fairy tale–esque yet quite adult. The space is decidedly ladylike, but the neutral tones prevent it from being girly.
From the reclaimed wood beams to the black-and-white checkerboard floor to the vintage furniture, this kitchen has all of the necessary elements to create a rustic, homey, country-chic vibe. But the real showstopper is the Tuscan fireplace. By simply elevating the fireplace a couple of feet, it takes the room beyond the average rustic kitchen.