Fireplace surrounds and hearths have come a long way. Contemporary fireplace surrounds offer sheer luxury for discerning homeowners. While tile and brick surrounds and wood mantels can still be found in older homes, floor to ceiling marble fireplace surrounds are trending. The design world has embraced this look.
Just as one color unifies an outfit from head to toe, solid stone creates a striking feature that seems to enlarge the entire space. Large fireplace surrounds also allow the actual fire element to stand out and be the star of the show when lit.
Want to make a statement? A variety of stones will complement any palette. The Cumar Linea Couture collection offers slabs of semi-precious stone. Want a dark, mysterious, sexy look? We suggest Hematite, Obsidian or Smokey Quartz. If you love white, of course there is mother-of-pearl, white quartz or for a neutral look, petrified wood is a perfect fit.
Another trend is creating complex architectural fireplace surrounds and mantels that are reminiscent of what was once seen in Newport mansions and other historic, luxury residences. These often have layers of intricate carving and embellishments, showcasing our talented team of artisans.
Natural stone choices for traditional, transitional or modern fireplace surrounds include dozens of varieties of marble, travertine, quartzite, granite or limestone. Accentuating the natural characteristics of the stone, we can use the natural patterns to create a truly one-of-a-kind design. Our expert team of craftsmen and engineers are unrivaled in their ability to execute the most daring design.
If you are thinking of doing this kind of project:
• We recommend that you work with a professional architect or interior designer to create your design concept. Then come to Cumar to select your stone from our vast inventory.
• We can help develop your custom design with our great team of designers and engineers, and install it with our expert team of fabricators and installers. See examples of our custom work below.
• We will collaborate with your firebox installer to make sure the entire project is exceptional from start to finish.