Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Adding some flare to your fireplace- with built ins

So often, the wall space around our fireplaces can be a bare area, lacking function and style. Built in units are a wonderful way to add invaluable storage space while also adding drama to our rooms natural focal point... Here are some of my favourites from

traditional bedroom by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc.
Love how this built in unit seamlessly incorporates both hidden and open storage as well as an area for the TV....
by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc.  
traditional family room by Rachel Reider Interiors
Sometimes, closed storage is all you need. This unit keeps things simple and neat...
by Rachel Reider Interiors
contemporary family room by Mahoney Architects and Interiors
Often times we'd rather not see the TV. In this unit, bi-fold doors are the perfect solution to hide the TV. They can open and slide into the media cabinet when it's time to tune in to your favourite show.
by Mahoney Architects and Interiors
traditional living room by Dwellings
The combination of a stone fireplace and painted built ins looks wonderful.
by Dwellings
traditional family room by B. W. Interiors Chicago
Even if your fireplace is in a corner, some clever built ins can add lots of storage and style to your space...
by B. W. Interiors Chicago

1 comment:

  1. Great selection of ideas! I have a double-sided fireplace...oh lord I need help LOL. A designer told me to rip it out and put one in a different location haha.