No matter what design you're ultimately aiming for, an antique reclaimed stone mantle can help you achieve your desired look, even when you're faced with the most architecturally challenging conditions.
An old limestone mantle can either be minimalist and simple or elaborate and rich in carved details.
Ancient fireplaces came in all imaginable sizes since they all had to be custom carved on site early on in the construction phase of old European villas, castles or farmhouses.
When designing an Italian Tuscan, Countryside French or Spanish Mediterranean style home you can never go wrong with choosing to install an original old stone mantelpiece.
Can the same be said about a modern looking home that involves the usage of cutting edge industrial lighting and angular geometry?
Can an old limestone fireplace complement modern materials such as steel, concrete and glass?
The clear answer is yes. A central ancient stone hearth can anchor the most modern of living rooms.
Transiting from clean geometric lines into the glowing elemental heat of a burning flame can be seamlessly accomplished with the use of an antique stone fireplace.
Modern building materials can coexist with basic natural elements such as stone and fire since they’ve been synthesized from them at one time.
This symbiotic juxtaposition between nature made and man-made, is just another 'sign of our times' manifesting itself in the art of interior designing.