I have been on the look out for sunroom ideas that incorporate slightly unconventional features to upgrade our currently unused space. Right now, we have a fairly empty room with tile floors and tons of windows. Most of the time we end up hanging out in the living room where the television is rather than sitting in the sun room and enjoying the gorgeous view of our property. I think if we made some changes like adding a fantastic faux stone fireplace like these homeowners did, we would be more inclined to actually utilize this space. I love this design, because they carried the same product that they used on the main hearth around the room as a panelling alternative.
A stacked stone fireplace is a gorgeous and elegant addition to any living or great room. Not only does it add physical warmth, but it also makes the space feel very cozy and welcoming. Unfortunately these beautiful architectural features are oftentimes quite expensive and budget prohibitive -- especially an intricate design like this lavish limestone unit. Of course you can reduce costs by using cultured stone rather than the natural material, and by contracting out the work yourself (I do not recommend attempting the build the fireplace on your own though). However, the best way to accomplish this same look but for a fraction of the price, is using faux stone panelling.
After finding awesome stone veneer panels for our exterior siding, I have been so into trying to find other creative uses for them around our home. The are so realistic looking, incredibly easy to install, and very budget friendly that I cannot say enough good things about them. Veneers instantly transformed the look of our exterior so I have been playing around with the idea of bringing them into the living room with stone fireplace design like this one. I have always loved the idea of a grand hearth like something you would see in a luxurious mountain lodge. Obviously, a design feature like that is not cheap so I had always pushed the idea out of my head.
I was looking for home decor inspiration online as I will be redesigning my home in South Florida when I came across this photo online. I love both Modern and 19th Century design so I was amazed by what stood out the most for me was the light colored stone veneer. Mainly because I am fascinated by 19th-century architecture and parts of the Roman Coliseum were made out of marble veneer. It’s like having a piece of history in your home. The fireplace stone is also stone veneer so the entire area just comes together and acts as a statement piece for the room. I admired that the decorator opted for a stone veneer fireplace and it just shows that they know exactly what they are doing.
A stone fireplace has been on my wish list for my someday dream home for years now. When we finally started building our house that was one of the first things that I mentioned to our architect, and it actually became the focal point of our main living space. As you can see we went with an open concept floor plan that combines the kitchen, dining area and living room into one large space. The primary decorative piece in the room is this beautiful stacked stone fire place that goes all the way up our 15 foot vaulted ceilings. We opted for a stone veneer fireplace in a more contemporary tone to provide a nice contrast against the beachy chic shiplap ceilings with exposed beams.
This cozy, warm entertainment room was remodeled with just a few adjustments. My clients wanted a new design to this room that would lead to the back patio for parties but, was comforting during cold, windy days. The primary focus in the room is the stone fireplace surround. I chose a stone color that mimics the wall tan color. By adding a mirror above the mantle of the rock fireplace it created an open feel. The depth created by the mirror makes the room look bigger without having to knock down any walls. Lights in the ceiling plus the help of natural light coming from the open patio doors and window offer a clean look. If you are looking to change your interior and want a “wow” factor in your entertainment room, consider installing a stone veneer fireplace.