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Home is Where the Hearth Is

For centuries, the fireplace has earned its reputation as a prime gathering hub inside our homes. Even in the face of industrial improvements, shifting styles and ticking time, we still love to cozy up in the midst of the inviting warmth of a flickering flame.

Today, fireplaces have morphed from necessity to functional fashion statements. Whether your tastes air on the side of exotic, rustic, vintage or contemporary, let our curated collection of fireplace favorites inspire you!


We can’t get over the clean, modern look of this simple burning coal fireplace. The blend of diverse textures is genius and helps this contemporary fireplace look fresh instead of rigid.


The vintage steel fireplace surround of this Hamptons’ home was actually found in Paris. It’s at once sophisticated and totally unlike anything else… Tres chic!

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Moroccan design influences are having a huge moment in the world of art and fashion right now. The lively color and artistry of this fireplace instantly steals the eye’s attention in this striking room scene.


This fireplace also incorporates Moroccan tiles, and we love how well the vintage tile plays with the contemporary and modern design theme utilized in the rest of this room. The contrast of the stark white walls creates a space that is just as intriguing as it is inviting.


We love how the use of different textures took this everyday fireplace from dated to dashing.

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This towering stone fireplace is undoubtedly the heart of this home. Its natural texture perfectly complements the exposed wood beams and other rustic décor elements of this space, for a timeless and luxurious look.


For the perfect finishing touch, and a soft place to sit while enjoying evenings by the fire, don’t forget to incorporate a plush area rug or Karastan carpeting. You can browse our entire collection on Karastan.com. Below we’ve included some of our favorite personal selections.


The luxury and glamour of the Prima Shag area rug enhances the vibe of a modern or contemporary style fireplace. The sumptuous shag is available in a multitude of modern prints or solids. In particular, the marbleized finish of the Casablancareally brings updated style to your space.


The eclectic prints and laid-back design of our area rugs in our Pacifica collection perfectly pair with the fresh feel of Moroccan inspired looks. The enchanting indigo print of the Bonita enhances the splendor of any Eastern influenced décor.


For more traditional or rustic fireplaces, reach no further than the Antique Legends collection. These classic designs feature a vintage finish and a look that is truly timeless. One of our favorites to pair with a rustic style is the Oushak.


If you’d prefer a carpet instead of an area rug, choose a SmartStrand Silk Forever Clean from our Avalon Park collection. The beautiful soft color palettes pairs really well with both natural and rustic fireplaces.

What styles do you like best? Let us know how you live beautifully; we’d love to hear from you!

By | 2018-07-28T21:56:17+00:00 March 11th, 2015|design|Comments Off on Home is Where the Hearth Is

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