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Fireplace Design Inspiration

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The fireplace will be the centerpiece of the living room. It’s an important design element. Today I am sharing some inspiration for the fireplace in our new home.

If you have been following along, you know that Charles and I are buying a home that is being built in Wicker Park. Since it is new construction, we get to select some of the design elements.

When we said that we wanted a fireplace in the living room, we were asked what we want it to look like. I thought there would be a few options to choose from, but instead, the builders have flexibility so we were told to show them what we like. Here are the styles we are drawn to.

Fireplace Design Inspiration

via Park & Oak Interior Design

Having a mantel to display photos and to hang Christmas stockings from is a must for me, and I like how the design of this fireplace allows for an extra long mantel.

via McGee & Co

I just discovered McGee & Co, which sells home furnishings, and I am a big fan. This is simple, chic, and impactful.

via Legacy Homes

The layered look of the molding around the fireplace gives it a dramatic look, and I love the sconces, molding, and painting above the fireplace.

via The Makerista

I have been a fan of Gwen, The Makerista, ever since I met her at a conference years ago. She’s so nice and she has such an eye for design and a unique style that embraces bold colors. I very highly recommend following her on Instagram. While I don’t think Charles would be onboard with the wall colors here, I love this striking fireplace, it really is the centerpiece of the room.

via Satori Design for Living

Lastly, I am a fan of the marble subway tile used on this fireplace. It helps to give it a more modern look.

What do you think? Each design balances the modern meets traditional style that we are going for. The final design will likely be based on what the builder says is doable in the space that we have.

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