“Add an element of warmth and a focal point to any room with a fireplace. Picking the right design, materials, and mantel will ensure your fireplace commands attention while complementing the space.”
The fireplace has been the focal point of rooms since the 12th century, when the hearth moved from the center of the room to the wall. This simple change created the opportunity to enhance the fireplace with lavish and ornate chimney surrounds and mantels. Of course, this sort of extravagant display was the purview of wealthy castle dwellers who had deep enough pockets to commission intricately carved surrounds were created using wood and stone. This paved the way for the 18th century ‘styling’ of mantels –it was customary to hang a framed family portrait above the fireplace mantel. And while we certainly won’t stop you from using the mantel to display your favorite family portrait, our designers have a few other styling tricks up their sleeves to ensure that you make the most of that fireplace mantel.
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