The fireplace gets a contemporary update with a new marble surround, a floating mantel and a hearth.The homeowners gained space by eliminating the huge stone wall, and the brighter wall color makes the room seem even bigger.A Louise Nevelson sculpture conceals a flat-screen TV above the fireplace and adds a visual effect.House Crashers host Josh Temple of installed a handmade tile fireplace surround that acts as the focal point of the new master suite.Perhaps down the line we’ll paint the brown floor trim white to make it appear wider if it bothers us :) Since the painting step didn’t cost us any extra money (we used supplies that we already owned), the total cost for the project is just the addition of the two budgets we’ve already shared (tiling was and building out was .75) but here’s the full breakdown: Definitely not our cheapest project, but we love it.The herringbone marble tile and the tailored built-out surround looks pretty darn expensive (at least in our humble opinion).The combination of rich earthy colors gives this fireplace a classy arts-and crafts vibe.The vertical placement of the glass tiles has a fresh spin and the cool factor comes from having the TV hidden behind the mirror.
I thought I’d give it a whirl on my marble fireplace surround, because I’m crazy like that. It was sort of dirty-looking and leaned toward the peach color family. It’s crazy at how easily the paint goes on…even on a marble surface! I still need to buff and wax the paint so that it’s all sealed nicely, but I’m happy with the small, but noticeable change.
Designer Maria Killam, CMG, used bright orange paint around and over the fireplace here, for a bold look you can easily replicate with any favorite hue.
Leigh transformed her dated yellow tile fireplace surround by cutting marble-look adhesive paper into squares and covering the existing tile. An inexpensive update that can be undone if the landlord wants when Leigh moves on.
The angled wall of this fireplace/entertainment center combo feels kind of awkward.
Plus, the traditional-style fireplace insert with the large stones looks out of place in this contemporary setting.