A fireplace is more than just another nice interior design feature. It’s almost always the focal point of the space it’s a part of and it often has the ability to completely change the decor and the ambiance of the room and home in general. That being said, we have a lot of great fireplace ideas to share with you and today we’re going to focus on some interesting designs and on the general impact a fireplace has on a space.
Supporting the idea that the fireplace is the focal point of the social area, studio Live Incorporadora designed a beautiful house in Vila da Serra, Brazil using materials such as stone, concrete and wood to in an effort to ensure natural interaction between the interior spaces and external areas. The white marble fireplace is definitely one of the most eye-catching design elements here.
As beautiful and as practical as modern fireplaces are, nothing compared to the experience of listening to the crackling of the wood in one of those traditional fireplace setups. Studio Candida Tabet Arquitetura managed to somehow incorporate that charm into the interior design of a house which they built in Porto Feliz, Brazil.
A fireplace design has to be in sync with the elements that surround it so a minimalist interior design like the one created by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter is naturally asking for a minimalist fireplace. The design is both inconspicuous and intriguing.
A fireplace is an absolute must for any cabin or mountain retreat. The ambiance is just not the same without one. As far as the style and design are concerned, something more on the traditional side is well-suited for such environments. We really like the setup created by Studio Razavi Architecture for this charming mountain cabin in Manigod, France.
The garden pavilion that studio Metropolis Design created in Cape Town features a ceiling-mounted fireplace which sits at the center of a minimalist but nevertheless cozy and welcoming sitting area with built-in benches. This is the perfect spot from which to admire the beautiful garden and the landscape surrounding it.
The minimalist, horizontal fireplace actually helps to make this double-height volume even more impressive but at the same time it’s role is to make the space feel warm and welcoming. The area rug and the comfortable chairs are an important part of the design as well. This is the interior of a structure designed by ODA.
The design of the double fireplace in this house from Mitterberg, Austria is quite puzzling and not just in a metaphorical sense. The concept is interesting and the design approach is a playful one which actually turns the fireplace into the focal point of the whole house. This was a project completed in HPSA.
With the One Column House studio NE-AR experimented with different roles that a concrete column can achieve besides that of support structure. The column in this case serves as a spacial delineator and also features a fireplace built right into it.
This entire house designed by Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects in Brissago, Switzerland is a monolith cut out of concrete, or so the design suggests. The house is built into the slope and offers gorgeous views, taking advantage of the topography. The fact that the interior design is so simple and austere is not surprising. The corner fireplace adds warmth to the living space, balancing the decor.
Another interesting fireplace design can be seen in the Lake Cottage which was a project developed by studio UUfie. The cottage is a reinterpretation of a modern tree house, featuring a simple design inspired by nature. The fireplace is built into the wall and highlighted by a vertical wood-storage nook and a contrasting house-shaped frame.
Fireplaces and reading nooks go hand in hand. Can you just imagine how cozy it must be to sit in this comfortable chair, put your feet up and read from your favorite book while enjoying the warmth and crackling of the wood? This is a setup created by studio designfunktion Nürnberg for a penthouse in Germany.
A great fireplace design can even boost the charm of a hotel. We absolutely love this lounge space at the Akelarre Hotel. It has an entire wall of open cubbies which hold books and groups of comfortable lounge chairs organized around coffee tables. The space is divided into two symmetrical sections by a black marble fireplace built right into the bookcase wall. Two matching marble stripes expand horizontally on either side of the fireplace. It’s a design done by Mecanismo.
Hotel de Rougemont located in Switzerland definitely knows how to make the most of a fireplace too. It has this welcoming lounge space with huge windows that unveil the magnificent panorama, a bookshelf wall and a stone fireplace at the center of the room with glass enclosures so it can admired from all sides. The natural stone in combination with the wooden ceiling and the warm and neutral colors, soft textures and pleasant accent lighting ensure a very inviting and warm ambiance. This was a project by Plusdesign.
Fireplaces often double as space dividers, especially in large areas with open floor plans. Studio osa architettura e paesaggio took this concept to the next level by integrating the fireplace into a custom structure that expends to incorporate a low flat surface usable as a bench, table or display area.
An apartment located in Saint Petersburg has not one but two fireplaces. One links the kitchen and dining areas and the other one has clear walls and sits on top of the low cabinet unit in the living room. They’re both sleek and glamorous and they don’t really clash but rather complement each other and the decor around them. The fact that the spaces have a lot of wood in their design and structure really helps as well. This is an interior design created by INT2architecture.