As the seasons change to autumn and winter, I always want to cozy up to a warm fireplace, especially as the holidays approach. There’s nothing nicer than gathering around a fireplace with friends and family and a hot cup of cocoa. Today I’m sharing two of my fireplace redesigns!
This cute home in a San Francisco neighborhood has a cabin-y feel, with the knotty cedar wood paneling. While the potbelly stove does go with the environment, the client wanted a more modern, updated look.
I custom-designed this simple, contemporary fireplace to be beautiful and also provide a place to display art. The raised hearth makes it easier to tend the fire without having to bend to the floor. I added a mid-century stool and faux fur rug to extend the warmth further into the room and invite you to stoke the fire.
The fireplace can be seen from nearly every room on this floor, so it was important that it fit in with the surrounding spaces. My client is delighted and so am I!
In another project, this San Francisco loft was not being shown at its best by its dated fireplace and surround.
For a dramatic ‘after’, now the fireplace is a feature that makes use of the theatrical high ceilings.
A closer view shows how cozy the living room is, a multi-textured seating area that celebrates pattern and color akin to a Moroccan bazaar, with a corner fireplace that extends comfort and complements the space.
Kimball Starr designs beautiful homes with welcoming fireplaces throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. Contact her today for a socially-distanced in-person or remote consultation!