Going Glamorous with a Marble Fireplace

Marble continues to be a trend in the design world. Even when the trend eventually fades out, the good news is that the marble elements in your home won’t become outdated. This stunning stone is a classic in home design, meaning it will never truly go out of style. You can indulge in it without worrying that your investment will become obsolete in five years.

There are many ways to incorporate marble into your home decor but one of my favorites is a marble fireplace. It’s a great way to make a dramatic statement in a space without going too overboard. It’s elegant and subtle yet eye-catching enough to make a statement. If your budget is limited, you can still take advantage of this look with marble tiles to save some money while getting the luxurious look.

Here are 10 inspiring examples of marble fireplaces to give you some ideas.

Marble Fireplaces

Going Glamorous with a Marble Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comThe glamorous marble facade is warmed up by the rustic wood elements in the space.
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Going Glamorous with a Marble Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comYour eye is instantly drawn to the marble fireplace, a luxurious touch in this cozy room.
Source: Elle Decor

Going Glamorous with a Marble Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comSo many beautiful elements are at work in this chic space from the marble facade and built-ins around it to the zebra print and chrome table.
Source: Shabby Slips Austin via Decor Pad

Going Glamorous with a Marble Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comMarble is perfect for a minimalist space to bring in a touch of glamour in a subtle way.
Source: Lonny

Going Glamorous with a Marble Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comThe marble fireplace and kitchen backsplash create an eye-catching, dramatic contrast with the darker elements.
Source: Croma Design via Houzz

Going Glamorous with a Marble Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comGold complements the marble fireplace in this lavish living room.
Source: Architectural Digest

Going Glamorous with a Marble Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comThe wood around the marble fireplace was a nice touch to warm up the marble and make it more unique.
Source: Style At Home

Going Glamorous with a Marble Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comThis is the type of fireplace that demands your attention and creates a truly stunning focal point.
Source: Moth Design

Going Glamorous with a Marble Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comMarble tiles are just as beautiful as a full slab of the stone and create an equally eye-catching statement.
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Going Glamorous with a Marble Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comFloor-to-ceiling marble is dramatic yet elegant.
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If you want a timeless, luxurious look for your fireplace, marble is a great option.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Fabulous Stone Fireplaces That Steal the Show

One of the most classic options for a fireplace facade is stone. Because there are so many options for stone, it looks beautiful in any space whether you want something traditional, contemporary, modern, rustic, glamorous, or anything in between. It doesn’t matter what style or budget you have, there is something out there to fit your needs.

Typically, a fireplace ends up being the focal point in a space. A stone facade is a great way to draw your eye to the fireplace and create a captivating statement, as well as to anchor the space. Even just a little bit of stone can transform it. It gives it an upscale appeal, even with a small budget.

Here are 10 stunning examples of stone fireplaces in a wide range of styles to inspire you.

Stone Fireplace Inspiration

10 Fabulous Stone Fireplaces That Steal the Show | HomeandEventStyling.comHow chic is this white marble fireplace? It manages to be both subtle and eye-catching at the same time.
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10 Fabulous Stone Fireplaces That Steal the Show | HomeandEventStyling.comThe wide stone facade around this fireplace anchors the space and creates the perfect focal point.
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10 Fabulous Stone Fireplaces That Steal the Show | HomeandEventStyling.comThis rustic fireplace looks like it was taken from an old medieval cottage.
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10 Fabulous Stone Fireplaces That Steal the Show | HomeandEventStyling.comThere is something so cozy and charming about a fireplace with large stonework.
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10 Fabulous Stone Fireplaces That Steal the Show | HomeandEventStyling.comSmall stacked white stone looks breathtakingly glamorous and contemporary.
Source: Style At Home

10 Fabulous Stone Fireplaces That Steal the Show | HomeandEventStyling.comThere’s nothing quite as impressive as a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. It stands out beautifully paired with the white walls and windows.
Source: House Beautiful

10 Fabulous Stone Fireplaces That Steal the Show | HomeandEventStyling.comHere’s another beautiful example of a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in an elegant, rustic space.
Source: Luxe via Interiors by Studio M

10 Fabulous Stone Fireplaces That Steal the Show | HomeandEventStyling.comBuilt-in cabinets around the fireplace create the visual weight this wall needed while also providing extra storage.
Source: Coco Cozy

10 Fabulous Stone Fireplaces That Steal the Show | HomeandEventStyling.comSome simple grey stone set beneath a white mantel is a nice balance of traditional and contemporary.
Source: The Lily Pad Cottage

10 Fabulous Stone Fireplaces That Steal the Show | HomeandEventStyling.comThis fireplace is charming and quirky. The stone gives it texture while the white gives it a more minimalist appeal.
Source: House and Home

You can never go wrong with a stone fireplace!

Warm regards,
Megan

Fireplaces that Light Up a Room with Style

The fireplace can take on one of two roles in a room’s design ─ it can either be a subtle element or the focal point. Though every space is different, fireplaces do really well as the latter. If you are looking for a “wow” factor or even just something unique with which to give the room character, there is a great opportunity to do something really spectacular with this timeless architectural element.

The wonderful thing about fireplaces is that you don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune to give them killer style. There are many ways of which you can transform it. From paint and tile to natural textures, you can get really creative and give it a unique flavor that suits the vibe you are striving for.

I’ve gathered 10 fireplace ideas that are great examples of the many ways you can enhance this cool and classic feature.

Inspiring Fireplace Ideas

Fireplaces Lighting Up a Room with Style | HomeandEventStyling.comFor these impressively tall ceilings, an equally impressive but modern fireplace is flanked by mirrors to make this space bright and glamorous.
Source: Architectural Digest

Fireplaces Lighting Up a Room with Style | HomeandEventStyling.comA simple wood facade brings a country chic warmth to this adorable living area.
Source: BHG Style Spotters

Fireplaces Lighting Up a Room with Style | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite stone looks clean and contemporary in this all-white living room, providing some texture to make the space more dynamic.
Source: Dering Hall

Fireplaces Lighting Up a Room with Style | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother wood-clad fireplace shows a more rustic approach to the look with a traditional mantel.
Source: House & Home

Fireplaces Lighting Up a Room with Style | HomeandEventStyling.comThe stone fireplace really grounds this space and provides a lot of character to the living room.
Source: My Domaine

Fireplaces Lighting Up a Room with Style | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a more sleek and modern look, gray slate looks ultra cool, especially contrasted against those gorgeous wood floors.
Source: Luxe

Fireplaces Lighting Up a Room with Style | HomeandEventStyling.comA more traditional approach can still produce beautiful and eye-catching results, like this fireplace with lovely details.
Source: Home Beautiful

Fireplaces Lighting Up a Room with Style | HomeandEventStyling.comA reclaimed set of doors brings a country chic touch to this space and takes advantage of the tall ceilings, making it feel cozier.
Source: Traditional Home

Fireplaces Lighting Up a Room with Style | HomeandEventStyling.comA flat facade with a metallic texture is subtle but captivating. It suits the modern sophistication of the space perfectly.
Source: Elle Decor

Fireplaces Lighting Up a Room with Style | HomeandEventStyling.comTile is always a quick but effective way to turn your fireplace into the focal point with a beautiful pattern.
Source: Rue Magazine

If you’ve been looking for a way to turn your fireplace into the star of the space, I hope these fireplace ideas have inspired you.

Warm regards,
Megan

Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas

Most people love a beautiful fireplace in a space, but decorating the mantel can be tricky. Getting that designer look takes more than just placing a few knick-knacks on it. There is the matter of scale, balance and styling. Though there is no exact science to it, creating a stylish mantel can actually be very simple when you follow some clever tips and tricks. When done successfully, mantel decor can be one of the finishing touches that pulls the entire space together.

One of the most fun things about a mantel is that you can easily switch out the decor throughout the year to reflect each season. For this post, I’ll be focusing tips that can be used year-round and easily translated to seasonal decor, as well. Here are 10 fireplace mantel decorating ideas to turn your mantel into a beautiful feature.

Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis mantel features not one piece of art, but two. The smaller picture works well leaned up against the larger because it is defined by the gold frame and helps balance the decor.

Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSometimes it’s as easy as two vases with stylish filling. The feathers are tall enough to lead your eye up, while the framed art continues the journey up to the tall ceilings.

Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe horse sculpture is a perfect companion to the work of art hanging in the center. It lets the painting be the statement, while the horse serves to add some dimension.

Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSometimes, you don’t even need the art. A couple of picture frames lean against the wall, while flowers and candlesticks play off each other for drama and balance.

Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comKeeping it clean and airy are two clear vases carrying fresh flowers. The art brings in only a hint of color, but adds character to the mantel. Some smaller objects fill the space in between.

Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comNot everything has to match on a mantel. The items on this mantel are all different, but share the same charm. Think about the story you want to capture and choose decor that compliments each other in scale and style.

Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comWith a tall fireplace, don’t ignore the height. Choose items that will take advantage of the space, even if that item is found right out in your backyard.

Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comMirrors work great over a fireplace, especially if you need some extra light bounced through the space. Some candlesticks on either side will cast a beautiful glow in the mirror.

Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis mirror acts as an accent with an artistic piece hanging in the center for style. The pops of color in the flowers and sconces on either side for balance complete the look.

Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comIf you have a piece that is very special to you, let it shine.

Which of these mantel decorating ideas speaks most to you?

Warm regards,
Megan

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Decor Alternatives for an Unused Fireplace

A fireplace is more often than not a considered a commodity in a home. They offer architectural detail that most homeowners are excited to have. That’s why, even when they are not necessarily functional, they can still be a strong selling point in a home. There are many ways to take decorative advantage of a fireplace even if it’s not being used in the traditional way. Sometimes fireplaces are no longer functional or simply aren’t used often because the home is located in a warmer climate. By giving some attention to the styling of the space, you can take advantage of this feature regardless of it not being used for its original purpose. Here are some examples of decor alternatives for an unused fireplace.

Decor Alternatives for an Unused Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comCandles give the same effect of a working fireplace without the maintenance. They also have a very elegant look.

Decor Alternatives for an Unused Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comA stylish decorative piece creates a screen in front of this fireplace opening, making it look like a piece of art.

Decor Alternatives for an Unused Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comFilling the fireplace with chopped wood creates a rustic look that symbolizes the original purpose of a fireplace and turns it into a stylish statement.

Decor Alternatives for an Unused Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comBooks can easily fill the empty space in a fireplace, turning it into extra storage space and offering an interesting decorative solution.

Decor Alternatives for an Unused Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comVarious antlers and branches give this space a lot of rustic character, creating depth and even taking advantage of the height.

Decor Alternatives for an Unused Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comFresh flowers can improve the look of just about any space, including the fireplace. The purple really pops against the black backdrop.

Decor Alternatives for an Unused Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comThe birch wood has a great stylistic appeal in this elegant living room, serving as a nice alternative to regular wood blocks.

Decor Alternatives for an Unused Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comRegular pieces of decor can fit nicely into this empty space, making it look like a space meant for a vignette rather than its original intention.

Decor Alternatives for an Unused Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comVases can also fill that void and do so in a manner that looks entirely intentional.

Decor Alternatives for an Unused Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comThis fireplace was filled in, so a small fence and some potted flowers look charming in the middle of the mantel.

With some creative thinking, an unused fireplace can be just as endearing as a working one.

Warm regards,
Megan

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