As an expert in luxury real estate, it seems that most buyers have a fireplace near the top of their wish-list when it comes to shopping for a home. No matter what the price point, people love a home with a fireplace. Fireplaces provide the architectural interest, ambiance and are often the focal point of a room. As we head into the fall and the holiday season, I thought I’d share some great fireplace and mantel decor inspiration.
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This fireplace and surrounding built-ins make this space in Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.’s former Bel Air Crest home cozy and inviting.
The warm wood tones and layers of texture are perfect for fall. Traditional architecture is very popular, and there is quite a bit you can do with it.
1. Crisp white trim pops against a bright color and shows off moldings and details.
2. A white brick hearth and mantel ledge make the perfect backdrop to display colorful art pieces.
3. A muted color palette and great lighting highlight beautiful woodwork and a treasured piece of art.
4. Flanked on each side by beautiful windows, this fireplace creates a focal point for a cozy conversation area.
One of my very favorites is this fireplace with a stunning vintage tile surround. It’s definitely a focal point in the room.
And think that fireplaces are only for living rooms? How about the stunning, double sided fireplace in this master suite, separating the bedroom from a sitting area?
The fireplace is a great architectural element and makes this bedroom a true retreat!
Or how about a relaxing bath by the glow of a fire?
The mirrored tiles on the fireplace surround and the mercury glass on the closet doors add extra sparkle.
Check out my Pinterest board for Living Rooms. There are lots of gorgeous fireplaces to be found there, and plenty of inspiration for decorating your fireplace mantel for fall to be found all over Pinterest this time of year as well. Warm metallics are just one on of the hot trends for fall and I have pinned several great ideas to my Fall-Thanksgiving Pinterest board.
Do you decorate for the seasons? And is your fireplace the starting point?