Focus On The Fireplace

A fireplace can be a focal point of a living room, a feature to build around for setting up seating, side tables and more.

It also can be a great place to display art work, photos or seasonal decorations.

A fireplace draws the eye and interest, and there are many options for fireplaces, they can be understated or a statement piece with a large piece of stone or a more modern design.

With a traditional mantel, a fireplace can be the perfect place to showcase large artwork, drawing the eye up in a room with high, cathedral ceilings.

For example, in a Scarsdale, New York, home remodeling project Holzman Interiors recently completed, the dark fireplace front contrasts with the white mantel. The large artwork is set off by two modern orange glass vases, for a pop of color that continues throughout the room with grey and orange accents.

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The fireplace in this stunning living room serves as a focal point, and above the mantel is the ideal place to display large artwork, drawing the eye to the cathedral ceiling and windows.

Holzman Interiors works with clients to achieve their vision for their home. In this grand living room, the oversized stone fireplace works perfectly to create a seating arrangement in an open concept room. Using an area rug and a sectional couch, Holzman Interiors creates a cozy seating area within the larger space.

The stone fireplace compliments the stonework on a feature wall nearby and also the beams in the ceiling and columns throughout the room. These details bring together the design.

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In this contemporary living room, seating is arranged around the large stone fireplace.

The white mantel over cream stone in this room matches the color scheme of blue, white and cream. With a structured look, it is understated and formal. It serves as a perfect spot for artwork, in this case photography framed by two small wall sconces.

Artwork can go with the overall color scheme, such as seen here with the blues reflected in the landscape photo, or can be a stronger statement with bold colors.

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The pairing of a white mantel over a cream stone fireplace sets the tone throughout the room, with the color scheme of white, cream and blue.

A mantel also can be used to change out decorations seasonally, bringing a hint of spring in your home with different candles or decorations. It’s not just a place to hang your stockings, you can use floral arrangements or small sculptures to create a new look.

In a master bedroom, a fireplace can provide a spot to relax and unwind. As seen here, two chairs flank a small fireplace, creating a cozy seating area to read or watch TV at the end of the day.

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A fireplace in the bedroom can create a cozy spot to relax and unwind.

Contact Holzman Interiors for a free design consultation. See our galleries on our website for more images of completed projects.

Custom Wood Adds Character To Home Design

Wood features create warmth and texture, adding character to any room. In this Connecticut residence, wood was used in a variety of ways, including in a custom chef’s kitchen, a living room and grand staircase.

In the large kitchen, the wood floor and custom cabinets are classic and durable, creating a warm and inviting room. With custom cabinets, the designer and homeowner can work together to create the look they want as well as making sure there is enough space for storage.

KitchenIn this kitchen, a mix of glass and white wood cabinet doors and drawers offer space for dishes and glasses, while giving the room a brighter look.

The continuous wood floor from the kitchen into the living room creates a seamless open concept. Rich in color, it offers a contrast from the white walls, and large wood beams in the living room ceiling. The wood fireplace also adds character and serves as a focal point.

KitchenUsing a large area rug under the living room sectional couch creates an intimate space in a larger room, creating flow and open space. The double glass and wood doors on either side of the fireplace allow in light and bring the outdoor view in as part of the living room’s charm.

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The grand staircase has dark wood risers and banisters, with white wood panels on the walls, echoing the contrast in the kitchen.

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Custom wood can be used in many different in many different design concepts, adding another dimension to the design.

Working with Holzman Interiors, a full-service interior design company, where experts can help you bring all the details together, is ideal when creating an overall look including custom wood.