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Which Fireplace Design Idea: Modern Or Traditional?

Since the mantel and facing of your fireplace is to be a decorative attraction, you can use imagination and ingenuity freely in choosing the right fireplace design idea. The only limitation is that it retain eye-pleasing harmony with the architecture and furnishings of your home. You'll be happier with the results if it does, for a beautiful fireplace in one set­ting can be a monstrosity in another.

modern or traditional?

Fireplace designs range from the ornate traditional to the severely modern. However, the "in-between" styles of simplicity and originality have the widest popular appeal. Two present-day trends in fireplace design are. first, toward more friendly charm and less rigid formality, and second, toward extreme simplicity, or an almost barren modernity.

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your fireplace decision

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In making your decision on a fireplace design idea, the first step is to compare some existing fireplaces with your ideas on the subject. Many examples of different designs are illustrated in this book . . . perhaps one will appeal to you or suggest the basis for an individual style to match the other design features of your home.

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George Fred Keck, Architect
 
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William Alexander, Architect
 
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Schweikher & Elting, Architects

your fireplace can radiate both charm and cheer

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