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Get Cozy with Brickwork and Stonework Fireplaces – Home, Hearth and Holidays with BHGRE®

Whatever the season, brickwork and stonework fireplaces add architectural beauty and make a room feel more comfortable and inviting. Get inspired by these brick and stone fireplace designs you can adapt for your home.

Stacked Stone Fireplace

If you’re worried that a stacked stone fireplace might only suit a rustic interior, think again. This gorgeous example proves the transformative power of a mantel. Crown molding and simple corbel brackets dress up a chunky white wood mantel to make it a refreshing focal point in a transitional family room. It’s a smart strategy that works well for both brickwork and stonework fireplaces.

Beautiful in Brick

There are few architectural focal points more iconic than a brick fireplace. Give it your personal stamp with a one-of-a-kind display. The fireplace in this beautiful shiplap-wrapped space, for example, gains softer cottage-style appeal with a whitewash glaze that mutes the red tones of the brick and brings the fireplace surround into harmony with the white furnishings and walls.

Cobblestone Creation

Not all stacked stone fireplaces are made from stone cut into brick shapes. This charming design uses dry-stacked cobblestones to bring rustic, handcrafted beauty to a sweet country-style sitting area. A skilled stone mason takes great care in stacking the cobblestones so each nestles tightly against the other (even achieving a lintel of vertical stones above the firebox).

Modern Flagstone Fireplace

Who knew a flagstone fireplace could fit into a hip, retro-eclectic living room? For this rustic flagstone fireplace, the secret lies in the addition of a crisp white mantel for a fresh spin that works with a hairpin-leg coffee table, midcentury-modern chairs and contemporary artwork.

A Taste of Italy

Substantial limestone blocks retain natural pits for a sense of antiquity, and fit together like a puzzle to become this elegant, Tuscan-inspired focal point. A single rose carved into the keystone adds dimensional beauty and serves as an unforgettable design statement.

Brickwork and Stonework Fireplace Combination

You aren’t limited to choosing between a brickwork or stonework fireplace. This charming fireplace effortlessly combines an arched brick border around the firebox with the rustic beauty of a stacked stone facade that extends to the ceiling and walls.

Brick Beyond Red

Brick comes in a variety of colors beyond the traditional red shades, so your brick fireplace can complement any color palette. In this Craftsman living room, rich coffee-color bricks create a warm focal point and keep the look clean and harmonious.

New Traditions

Create your own twist on tradition with this creative fireplace surround idea. Rather than installing tile or marble around a firebox, use an unexpected dose of stacked stone and add a white-painted traditional mantel for dramatic contrast.

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