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Reader request – stone fireplace

Posted on Thu, 25 Nov 2010 by KiM

Today’s reader request comes from Jennifer: “I am in need of some help with my large stone fire place! Our fire place is the focal point of a fairly large room. It is freestanding and it is field stone that has been painted white. The room has rough wood beams and trim that has also been painted white (by previous owners). I am trying to put the room together. I’d like to see some images of furnishings in rooms that have large stone fireplaces. (I am trying to figure out what kind of furniture will go best with it.)” Below is a mix of all sorts of stone fireplaces because I could not find enough with field stone and I figured why not take this opportunity to showcase all kinds of stone. IMHO, if it’s painted white I think you can pretty much go with anything. I vote for mid-century modern (see the Lili Abir Regen photo below), or a casual rustic vibe (like the Cdn H&H photo). Whatever you choose Jennifer, you’re lucky that you have a fireplace. I had one in my last house and sooooo miss it.

Aidlin Darling Design Joe Schmelzer
Jonny Valiant Eric Piasecki
House of Pictures Jordi Canosa
Jennifer Worts Emily Summers
Canadian House & Home Francesco Bittichesu

Lili Abir Regen
Agnes Bourne
House and Garden
Lake|Flato Architects
Robin Stubbert
AJS Design/s
Lori Dennis
jugendstil designs
New York Magazine
Tobi Tobin Design

Martin Gomez Arquitectos

Posted on Fri, 17 Sep 2010 by midcenturyjo

A stone headland rises to meet the sea and sand. Manmade crests waves of pampas grass. In Punta del Este, Uruguay Martin Gomez Arquitectos design beach houses that meet the environment and embrace it. It’s modern and it’s sexy. It’s hot and it’s too cool. Thanks to María for sharing these as yet unpublished shots. If you want to see more inspiring houses by the design studio lead by Argentinian architect Martin Gomez then click over to their tumblr… full of fabulous press tears and work. You’ll remember the Tree house from Elle Decoration.

Ramón Esteve Estudio de Arquitectura

Posted on Fri, 30 Jul 2010 by midcenturyjo

The quest for harmony, serenity and timelessness, atmosphere, universality and context drives the creative processes of Spanish architect Ramón Esteve. Think modern, creative, innovative and dynamic. To me they are monumental works, at one with their cultural history and the land on which they sit while providing a defence against the harsh elements.  A fortress and a home. That’s one way of justifying a spectacular pool… it’s the moat!

Christian Speck

Posted on Tue, 6 Jul 2010 by midcenturyjo


Up a winding lane in a village nestled beneath the Swiss Alps. Climb a rustic stair and… wow! This amazing renovation is by Christian Speck of Formzone. Lashings of rough and just enough luxe. It’s sleek and minimalist modern meets stone monolith and I love it. Age old beams and so fresh you can smell it pine. I dream of a view of the alps like that. A remarkable house in a remarkable part of the world.