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Modern fireplace designs

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Adopting a modern style into your interior does not mean the space has to be devoid of charm or warmth. However, when it comes to installing a fireplace in your house, you may not know how to choose one without distorting the contemporary ambiance you have worked so hard to achieve. There are a wide array of solutions available that can marry to the style of your home, while adapting to your needs to be near a crackling fire in the winter time. Fireplaces, once thought to be high energy users, are now manufactured with an eco-attitude, operating not from wood, but with bio-ethanol. This creates a considerably smaller carbon footprint than the standard log fire, and is far easier and more readily available. No longer are you required to store branches and wood logs over the summer in storage for winter, nowadays, it is as simple as flicking a switch. Today on homify, we are going to show you how to add a sleek and modern fireplace into your home, making it an undeniable feature and pièce de résistance in your home. Take a look…

Modern, but with a classic touch

During the winter frosts, we seek to warm our homes by all means possible. The most conventionally adopted solution, both for its efficiency and the warm atmosphere it provides, lies in the installation of a fireplace or stove in the house. This traditional option, like the project we see in this house, contributes to the well-being of people and the environment. To begin, we could not ignore the traditional wood stoves that have always accompanied us during cold winter nights. Here, the elegant fireplace has delicate and aesthetically pleasing lines. The storage of the the timber is a unique and visually stunning feat—stored inside a breathtaking wall recess. This image facilitates the notion that a fireplace is indeed a stunning element in our homes. 


For those that cannot afford the traditional log wood fire, as mentioned earlier, bio-ethanol is the next most sought after method of fire. For some, it is not possible to store wood, or perhaps even find it near by. It may also be a large financial burden, despite the promise of timber sourced from a renewable supplier. In this incredible minimalist design, Claus Rottmann has created a delicate and bold version of a traditional fireplace. Despite the fact it exerts its presence in the space, this particular design is subtle and serene. 


 Living room by conmoto



Before using bio-ethanol for stoves, coal was used, and steadfast gained a very bad reputation. Over time, traditional stoves were replaced with radiators and, at present, their use is very rare in our homes. However, the fun of heating a nice fire has not disappeared and companies like Conmoto reinterpret the principle of the stove. Here, they have proposed an unconventional kind: both powered by bio-ethanol and one that is portable! This is a fantastic option for those who rent, but cannot deny themselves the feeling and warmth provided by a fire. Flexible, small and elegant, this is the most perfect space-saving design for fireplace enthusiasts! 

Architecturally speaking

 Living room by Kamin-Design GmbH & Co KG
Kamin-Design GmbH & Co KG

Elektrokamin Aspect SPlan-21 EL mit Elektroeinsatz Modul L

Kamin-Design GmbH & Co KG

One of the other reasons bio-ethanol is so handy, is that it requires no connection to gas or electricity to work. Consequently, these fireplace modules can be placed where ever you want; in the centre of the living room, or even as a divider between two spaces. The variety of styles, from traditional to ultra modern, allows you to choose one that will best fit your new or existing interior. This example, by Kamin Design, provides a stunning architectural aesthetic, as well as environmental awareness. 

Simply irresistible

This stunning loft apartment has an unassuming treat on the wall—a super modern fireplace. Minimalism here is key, with only very few details making up this stunning piece. For those who are worried a hearth and mantle is necessary, this image proves otherwise. A simple indent, combined with a matte black background, provides the perfect blank canvas, and allows the fire to take centre stage. This is yet another amazing solution for those devotees to modernism, who don't want to sacrifice their prized interior design flair!

What do you think of these fireplace designs? Are you one of those that cannot live without the crackling sound in winter?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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