Fireplace Wall Design Ideas

August 10, 2019

Mike and I are in the fireplace wall design stage for the new home. I like to get a few ideas together to show Mike to help narrow down our final decision. (There is no way he is going to stand there and look at all the different photos I look at!). Although I loved our NH fireplace:

Kelly Bernier 5 14 kitchen

I think I want something clean and minimal like the rest of the house will be. Although, a stone fireplace is beautiful:

fireplace- stacked stone

Martha O’Hara Interiors



So many different colors and textures of stone!:

fireplace stones


Contemporary Stone:

fireplace stone


fireplace candace

Candice Olson

Marble mosaic tiles:

fireplace candace olsen

Candice Olson

The article said that the above fireplace warmed up the space but I think it looks and feels cold. Don’t you?

Another popular option is marble:

fireplace marble


fireplace marbl


marble fireplace


Slate is another modern choice:

fire slate


fireplace slate


I love the tile surround:

fireplace tile


fireplace tiled


fireplace tiles


I seem to keep coming back to the modern, contemporary look. I must like it!

I also love the clean lines and open design of no stone, just beautiful millwork:

fireplace mill


fireplace milled2


fireplace milled


milled fireplace


Which style would you choose if you had the chance? Which is your favorite Mike?

Thanks everyone! Have a great weekend!

Kelly xo


  1. It’s so interesting to see all these together – you are a great curator! It has made me realize how much my tastes have changed after a year and a half in a condo. Some seem busy to me now when I would have thought them lovely and comfortable two years ago. Photo #2 with the windows in the upper story reminded me of all the spider webs I had to worry about in a house (how would I manage the spider population when they are inaccessible?!).

    My favorite is the last one – quiet and beautiful yet still full of books. Second-favorite is the one with window seats and the white hydrangea in the foreground. Lovely and serene! – thank you for this viewing respite on the day we are messy while painting a bathroom.

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