Design + Decor

Welcome to Burn Season: Time to Light Up that Fireplace!

Design by Marcia Moore | Photo by Karen Palmer


If you’ve seen any of my print ads this year you’ve seen my tagline – “Because life is too short for ordinary”.  If you need to revamp an existing fireplace, or create one from nothing, this is the place to add something extraordinary to your home.  There are so many stunningly unique ways of adding a little fire to your life – don’t get stuck in the rut of having your fireplace look just like everyone else’s.

Try metal instead of stone.  Try a slab of stone instead of tiles.  Create something that soars to the heavens.  Don’t make it symmetrical.  Lose the mantel for a sleek, no fuss look.  Let me take you on a tour of some looks that will really light your fire.



The fireplace on the left is a great example of a mix of granite and porcelain tiles. Large plank tiles are applicable to fireplaces and floors which is a design story that continues to trend. The fireplace on the right creates a statement wall with a repeating geometric layers.

Mantels are not a necessity, especially with a contemporary style fireplace. I love how the solid expanse of stone on both of these fireplaces is sleek and sophisiticated.

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Award-winning design by Marcia Moore | Photo by Karen Palmer


Some of the latest fireplace designs are multi-dimensional fireplaces, such as this corner fireplace tht can be viewed from two sides.

Design by Marcia Moore | Photo by Suzy Gorman


Love the look of the slatted wood on each of these fireplaces.

TRADITIONAL (with a twist)

Traditional doesn’t have to mean boring. In fact, it can be the twist on traditional that gives a more buttoned up or eclectic space personality.

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Design by Marcia Moore | Photo by Alise O’Brien


Rustic fireplaces have a coziness all their own. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Stone is a classic choice for a fireplace and can skew contemporary or traditional.

Design by Marcia Moore | Photo by Alise O’Brien
Design by Marcia Moore | Photo by Alise O’Brien



Sky high fireplaces are definitely the focal point in these rooms with soaring ceilings.

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Fire in the Dining Room

A fireplace in the dining room is such a luxury!

Design by Marcia Moore | Photo by Suzy Gorman


Design by Alex Papachristidis


Fireplaces are a special feature in both the dining room and informal dining area in the restored William C. Gatewood House.


A fireplace is equally as wonderful and so relaxing in the bathroom.


Looking for something that is truly original? Check out these fantastical fireplaces.

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So…did we light your fire? A beautiful or whimsical fireplace can be a great finishing touch to your home, and we love designing them. Give us a call at 314.395.1114 or CLICK HERE to send us an email. We’re ready to help with any design projects you have.

By the way, we’re back running full speed at Marcia Moore Design, but if you still prefer to work virtually, we understand and can do that, too. Whatever works best for you and makes you the most comfortable is great with us.

Stay safe and healthy,

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