Stone fireplaces seduces one’s senses with the sound of smoldering wood, they makes one vulnerable with their warmth and fascinates one with the vibrant pattern created by the playful flames. A quote belonging to Rex Stout describes the charm of the fireplace, “I don’t approve of open fires. You can eat, talk or even make love in front of a fireplace. All you can do is stare at it”.
The fireplace has a long, venerable history. Discovering, understanding and using fire were vital to human evolution. With fire came light and heat, protection and warmth. The first indoor fires were build and lit inside fire pits. The smoke was evacuated through a hole in the roof. The 12th Century brought with it the invention of the chimney and fireplace. At first, chimneys and fireplaces were found only in the homes of the wealthy. By the 1500s-1600s, they started to populate the homes of the common people.
Fireplaces and chimneys were constructed with brick and stone, which made them expensive. Today, stone fireplaces add a rustic appeal and a fascinating charm to their surroundings. We found 10 beautiful stone fireplaces to show you. Let’s check them out.
1. Rustic Paired With Contemporary
Light, clear lines are contrasted by the massiveness of the stone. An interesting effect is created by opposing an geometric design to an organic one.
2. Opposing Elements
Two opposing elements meet in an beautiful garden design. The vegetation seems to support their rivalry, adding to the drama of this landscape.
3. Natural Elements
The beautiful stone fireplace is highlighted by a background of plants and flowers. Leaves with different textures and of different colors create an eye-catching foliage.
4. Stone Fireplaces As Focal Points
Stone fireplaces are meant to be focal points. Their size and texture captures the attention of the eye.
5. Stone Fireplaces Dominate Their Surroundings
Stone fireplaces dominate their surroundings with their massiveness, and dictate the arrangement of the furniture surrounding them.
6. Garden Design- Color Flow
Fireplaces are also dictating the color flow. To create a harmonious garden design, decorate with earthy colors and add red, orange, yellow, green accents.
7. Furniture Layout
The furniture should be arranged in such a way that it maintains a strong visual contact with the fireplace. Chairs can be easily moved closer to the fireplace, so consider adding some.
8. Welcome To Our Porch
Share the classic charm of the fireplace with family and friends. Have them over at a cup of coffee, a glass of wine and a long conversation.
9. Enjoy The Atmosphere
Enjoy the feeling of warmth and protection. A fireplace can warm the cockles of your heart.
10. Bring It Inside
If you are a fan of contemporary design, there are plenty of choices for you too. Stone is a versatile, timeless material that will complement any style.
What do you think about stone fireplaces? Would you like to own one?