One of the masterful characteristics of natural stone veneer is its ability to conform to, and enhance projects regardless of the existing or accompanying aspects. This is true for projects spanning interior, exterior and landscape spaces with a range of accents to compliment. One of these design accents that natural stone commonly accompanies is wood. Wood is a commonly used building material used in many applications like siding, interior walls, lintels, support beams, and more. This article will showcase four natural stone fireplace projects that star alongside wood aspects.
Old New England Rounds Fireplace
1. The Compass Fireplace
At the beginning of this article, we should have mentioned the stunning designs and execution by the builders and masons in these pieces. This Old New England Rounds Fireplace is the centerpiece of a new home build that puts an emphasis on design. The different wood types used for the mantel, support beams, floors, walls, and even the railing on the back deck all try to compete with the literal star of this build which is the compass carved into the floor. This fireplace will be the perfect place to warm up from cold Maine nights coming off the back deck.
2. Greenwich Blue & Liberty Hill Monster
Greenwich Blue Mosaic Fireplace
The stone for this fireplace was chosen to be a powerful contrast. Where the first featured project above used multiple wood tones and types to create a natural range of contrasting colors throughout the home, this home used a consistent wood type throughout the hardwood floors, support, ceiling, and walls. To counterbalance this home blanketed with wood these powerful grey stones created the spark and centerpiece this home was looking for.
3. Backyard Cedar Mantel
Montauk Blend Mosaic Fireplace
We would be remiss to create this piece highlighting fireplaces that complement natural wood without including this fireplace. This project has a few special aspects but none more important than it being created by a father with limited stonework experience for his daughter's new home. We see stunning natural stone features every day, it's great to be able to share a story behind a special project. What also makes this new fireplace special is the cedar mantel that traveled from Long Island, NY to be a lasting aspect of this Connecticut home project.
4. Holiday Showroom Decor
American Mist Ledgestone Fireplace
This is a special fireplace and space for us because it is the showroom at our Authorized Dealer Gagne & Son in Holden, Maine. They chose American Mist Ledge to be the stone on the forever fireplace at their store and built it around two beautiful wood beams. Along with the tall beams are wood panels with a burnt finish that compliments the fireplace and ties in the whole space.