Choose the perfect fireplace

There’s nothing betting than curling up in front of a fireplace with a book or good glass of wine in winter.

I had fireplaces in both my previous homes and now sadly don’t. That’s why this blog post is for those of us that are in search for the perfect fireplace that will suit the style of their home.

With such a large range to choose from we are actually spoiled for choice!

I hope these images inspire.

Happy styling,


Modern country


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Cement finishes, exposed beams and skin are all elements that define this style. Therefore a larger scale fireplace that truly makes an impression would work well in this type of interior.

The built in cement fireplace with a deer head on the left reminds of a cabin in the woods and longs for friends and family to snuggle up around on occasional furniture like the pouf on the left.

On the right is a lovely fireplace that reminds of a old coal stove. These are regularly available in retail and even your pets will find it to be the perfect partner for an afternoon nap on a cold winters day.



I simply love the way the wood was stacked in the corner on this picture. The comfortable leather chair is the perfect seating in this textured space.

Rustic contemporary


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Textured white walls and cladding combined with raw cement and exposed wood give these fireplaces a very simple but sophisticated look. I found the corner fireplace on the right very interesting and clever!

Bedroom fireplaces


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I struggle to think of anything more cozy than having a fireplace in your bedroom!

Raw exposed elements


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I love it when people take a fireplace seriously by adding architectural detail like this wood storage space in a wall that is beautiful and super practical. It adds the perfect textured strip on the otherwise all-white interior. Combined with the skin and basket weave it celebrates all things natural.

On the right is a very pretty exposed brick, double sided fireplace. I’m a bit skeptical about it being operational but loved the raw brick work.



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This floating fireplace on the cement coffee table works with the decor style. It adds a touch of warmth to the industrial feel of the space.

The fireplace on the right becomes a wonderful ‘living focus wall’ dividing the lounge and the dining room with both spaces being able to enjoy the warm glow of the fire.



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If you are lucky enough to have an old fireplace in your home, be so kind to make a beautiful feature out of it. Update the look by adding a lovely wall color like the dove grey on the left or a splash of color like this yellow retro chair on the right.

Shabby chic


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The distressed fireplace on the left is accented with splashes of red giving it a lovely shabby chic feeling. The secret here is that the owner (or stylist) placed the three art works on top of the mantle piece echoing the focus color that ties the look up beautifully and plays with graphic shapes to add to the arty feel of the space.

On the right is a lovely old oversized fireplace with soft curves and a chandelier. The perfect partner for a lavish dinner party.

Fireplace stockists

Try these local stockists to find your perfect fire place.

Progress – fireplaces, wood pellets, pellet stoves, lava fires and much more.

Enviroheat SA – Engineered Heating Technology

Beauty Fires – Warmth. Comfort. Luxury

Fireplace Warehouse – A Home Warming Experience

Calore – Sustainable Energy

For reclaimed classic fire place facades try the following suppliers

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