The Popularity of Reproduction Fireplaces in Modern Homes
Over the past few decades reproduction fireplaces have become increasingly popular. With quality antique fireplaces becoming harder to source it inevitably means that you can pay a premium for an antique fire surround. Aside from cost however, another benefit of reproduction fireplaces is that you have a far greater choice of style, material and size. Our customers are increasingly choosing to partner reproduction fireplaces with contemporary decor - here are a few suggestions that despite being of classical design, can really enhance a modern room. Marble is one of the most timeless materials which lends itself well to today's homes. If you are looking to create a mix of textures, the cool smoothness of marble is a pleasing addition. This subtly graceful white Regency-style fireplace could work well with either a bold, modern palette or blend with similar restful tones for a calm and refined feel.
As a dramatic contrast to the classicism of the late Georgian fireplace above, this dark marble Queen Anne fireplace really makes a theatrical statement. Nero Marquina is a distinctive, white-veined black marble from Spain. It works wonderfully in both traditional and contemporary schemes; and the simple style of this fireplace also makes it a remarkably versatile centrepiece.
Another option is a stone fireplace. For timeless elegance, this Portland limestone fire surround gives a deceptively understated look. Its calm lines and unfussy bolection moulding make this the perfect reproduction fireplace for those wanting a clean, contemporary effect. The delicate pale grey of the limestone invites a contrasting rich palette; and its simplicity doesn't overshadow other features within the room.
Or, try a warmer stone. Bath stone is warm and lends itself beautifully to either a natural colour scheme or complementary darker tones. The detail on this Regency style stone fireplace is fantastic - a classic Greek key motif with lion's masks.
Here at Thornhill Galleries we currently have a large collection of reproduction fireplaces, all faithful copies of original antique chimneypieces, or alternatively take a look at our bespoke fireplace service and be inspired to combine old and new styles to create your own contemporary room.