Hot Ideas for the Hearth: Custom Fireplace Designs

As autumn settles in, the age-old custom of gathering around a glowing fire becomes ever more appealing. The fireplace in your home can be a conversational centerpiece with the right application of design skill and imagination. Your fireplace should reflect the overall look and feel of your home, whether traditional, modern, or somewhere in between. Here are some options to consider when you’re planning a custom fireplace design for your home:

Custom Fireplace Ideas - Bella Mancini Design

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Whether you’re refurbishing an original or building from scratch, a fireplace created from brick or stone is a solid choice that communicates rustic authenticity. Limestone, granite, marble, slate and travertine each lend a distinct personality to the environment. Natural stone is a beautiful choice that does require some extra care and maintenance, while brick is lauded for its proven longevity and durability. A wood fireplace is an elegant option, particularly in historic homes.

Curl up with a book in this cozy nook with fireplace

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Materials: Stone, Brick, Wood and More

Hearth Shape
A fireplace with an extra long hearth is an interesting design choice that adds extra seating in your living space and denotes a modern attitude in any interior. A raised hearth is a classic and inviting look that emphasizes the fireplace as a central focal point.

Custom fireplace with bookshelf surround

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Book Shelf Surrounds
Is there anything cozier than curling up in front of a fire with a good book? A fireplace design integrated with surrounding shelves is popular for a reason: it is an appealing concept that can be customized for any design style.

At Country Club Homes, we stay in touch with the latest custom home design trends to share exciting new ideas with our clients. Contact us today at 203-762-0550 or visit us at to learn more about our work.