A fireplace is the epitome of cosiness and warmth. It has the ability to completely transform the ambience and atmosphere of the space in which it is placed. Not only do we use them as a means of heating, but nowadays, they are also a wonderful design detail in our bedrooms, dining rooms, and of course, our living rooms. The range available on the market today is huge; from classic to modern, ceramic to metal, and even avant-garde, bio-ethanol fireplaces have taken centre stage, and snatched the attention away from the ever popular standard ducted heating.
In short, the most attractive way to heat our homes is with a good old fireplace. For not only do we receive warmth as a primary function, but the cheerful crackle is an aural pleasure that cannot be replaced. For some, the thought of a fireplace evokes memories of country cottages or rustic farmhouses, but this is definitely not a true depiction at all. In fact, we would like to show you a selection of the finest modern fireplaces available on the homify platform. Employing the latest technology, the zaniest shapes and of course, the most sleek designs, we have a contemporary solution to suit even the most discerning homeowners.
For those who are familiar with the Australian climate, in particular, the west coast, will know that the temperature is pleasant for the most part of the year. In this intimate and elegant living room by Indie Style Interiors, we see a fireplace slotted subtly into the wall to add an aura of warmth and welcome. Given that a space such as this should be conducive to relaxation and rest, this modern fireplace blends into its surroundings with ease. You can just imagine as it rains outside, nestling into that circular sofa with a glass of wine or a good book, and watching the flames rise and fall.
The Cocoon Aeris, from Wharfside Furniture, is a stunning piece of suspended fireplace craftsmanship for the true design aficionados out there. Delivering a sensual, ambient heat, the heater has the capability to be suspended from any flat or angled ceiling, and rotated at 360 degrees. The Cocoon Aeris uses denatured ethanol, otherwise known as ethyl alcohol, a sustainable biofuel derived from plant based sources. It is possible to feel that you are doing your part for the environment, as well as supporting the contemporary design community.
For those dedicated to the practice of Scandinavian or Nordic design, this beautifully crafted fireplace oozes minimalist charm. The pale render (which almost resembles pine from a distance), in conjunction with the subtle touch of brushed grey metal, is a contemporary yet delicate take on modern fireplace design. Photographed by Whitaker Studio, this scene is located inside a Victorian-style house. Sybarite Architects have crafted a masterpiece which resonates, and has a dialogue with the other fresh interior design features of the home.
When we think of fireplaces, generally speaking, we think of a hearth and mantle. Breaking the mould completely is this example by Dow Jones Architects, where the fireplace is ever-so subtly recessed into the grey paint brick wall. Totally stripped back and austere in its design, this cut-out speaks volumes in the space despite its simplicity. It is for these reasons however, that you can just imagine how much the fire will stand out and illuminate the space when lit.
For those who want their fireplace to serve as a source of warmth, an incredible element of design and as a room divider, this example by Anglia Fireplaces Design is truly a show-stopping feat. The feature point of the room, lit or not, is bound to have guests and family members ogling over the design. This is a contemporary solution for those who are looking to add a fireplace to their home which is modern in nature and style.
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