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Vintage Fireplace Designs

Ever since humans lived in caves, the fire has been an integral fixture in our homes. For millennia, family life has been played in front of this literal ‘heart’ of the home. Originally used for cooking as well as warmth it quickly evolved from being a necessity to survival into a stylistic and decorative element of rooms and houses in all cultures across the world. Until relatively recently houses and rooms were built and designed around the fireplace. It was the most important feature of every home, but somewhere along the way the march of innovation and the advent of gas, electricity and central heating, combined with the perceived impracticalities of having a fire in the modern home have led to the fire and indeed the fireplace being all but consigned to history by designers and architects.

Yet it is true, even today, that everyone still loves a fire! How often do we walk into a modern property and feel there is something integral missing? That it doesn’t feel ‘like home’ or that it’s lacking a soul? The enduring love of a fire is so innate that this strange feeling of something being missing is probably because the property doesn’t have a fireplace!

Nothing compares to the timeless appeal of a roaring fire; the relaxing ambiance, the dancing light, the glowing embers. Even modern gas and electric fires can offer the classic warmth and comfort of traditional fuel burning fires, and when coupled with the right fireplace design even non-functional purely decorative fires can become the eye-catching centrepiece of any room that modern homes and buildings increasingly neglect to include.

With a nod to the classic and enduring designs which have established fireplaces as a stylistic statement in homes and rooms through time, here are three vintage fireplace designs which can provide the classic style, timeless grandeur and that elusive soul and heart your room has been missing.

Victorian Fireplaces

Victorian style fireplaces are striking, beautiful and attention-grabbing additions to any home. Early Victorian fireplaces were very ornate in design showcasing intricate, often floral designs on their casting but by the late Victorian period had become cleaner, simpler and favoured more geometric patterns and design work. This style offers an elegant yet classical look. Often made from marble, or carved wood they can give an antique look and the feel of a master craftsmen’s touch.

 

Edwardian Fireplaces

Typical Edwardian fireplaces are taller and slimmer than Victorian era designs, eschewing intricate patterns in favour of tiles as their main design feature. You will find beautiful geometric tiling serves as a perfect surround to the fire offering a look of pure class. The tiling sometimes features unique and charming flower designs which, accompanied with the unmistakable grandeur of the style, creates a thrilling focal point.

 

Art-Nouveau Fireplaces

Fireplaces based on the international Art-Nouveau design movement of the late 1800’s to early 1900’s incorporate sweeping curves, non-linear forms along with highly stylised, intricate craftsmanship and ever popular flower and plant based designs. Art-Nouveau style brings a gorgeous and elegant sense of sophistication and adventure to any room.

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  • C Lewis

    We are very impressed with the service we have received from The Fireplace Studio. Ashley in the showroom was very patient and helpful, and his advice...was invaluable. He explained that the fire we had picked out was too big and hot for our room, and sold us one that was about a third of the price. He could so easily have taken a great deal of money off us, but wouldn't. It was fitted today, and it looks beautiful. The fitters were punctual, polite, and made as little mess as possible.

    1 week ago

  • David Seddon

    I would recommend The Fireplace Studio. I found the staff knowledgable, with a wide range of products available. The fitters were excellent and in par...ticular, respectful of my property. I was very pleased with all aspects of the customer service.

    4 weeks ago

  • Mrs Amanda Owen

    Highly recommend your company.ive just had a fire fitted with yourselfs,couldn’t be happier with the service,fire is beautiful 😀

    1 month ago

  • Mr& Mrs Elks

    Sales lady very good very helpful , lads that fitted fireplace today keegan & adam brilliant , got on with the job , pleasant well mannered . Very e...fficient and clean workers , very satisfied with price everything lovely 😁

    1 month ago

  • Anonymous

    Had my gas fire surveyed and serviced today. Great experience - prompt, polite, knowledgeable at the quoted price despite needing to check a few extra...things for first time service visit. Definitely recommended.

    1 month ago

  • Anonymous

    We have received such a professional and friendly service from this family run business. They could not have been more helpful. They worked hard to ar...range our fireplace in time for christmas and we sre now enjoying our new look lounge. Very happy all round many thanks

    2 months ago

  • Mr & Mrs Wilson

    We recently had a fireplace fitted and would like to thank you for the excellent customer service we received from start to finish. We had visited a f...ew different suppliers and The Fireplace Studio was by far the most helpful, honest and professional. We are extremely happy and would highly recommend them.

    2 months ago

  • Ian & Kate Thomson

    I would like to thank The Fireplace studio who were excellent all the way through the purchase of our new fireplace and gas fire. This was not a strai...ghtforward installation but any problem was overcome by our fitters. Fantastic products, excellent service . I would definately recommend this company. Well done 5 stars . Ian & Kate Thomson Mountsorrel

    3 months ago

  • Anonymous

    First time service on my gas fire, great job from start to finish, would definitely recommend

    4 months ago

  • Lisa Pinfield

    Fantastic service from start to finish. Excellent advice in the showroom through to the survey and then to the fitting. Fitters were extremely polite..., communicated with me throughout to ensure I was happy with everything and very clean and tidy. Very professional and thoroughly recommended.

    4 months ago

  • R Mace

    Price & products were very good.The installation was very efficient from start to finish.Both fitters were very amiable & professional. Thanks.

    5 months ago

  • Doug.Kennett

    This was the sixth fireplace showroom visited, and we found it to be an excellent company in every aspect - professional, highly competent, readily pr...oviding comprehensive quotations whilst in their showroom for various options, and sticking to the price and installation date when the order was placed. The calibre, skill and craftsmanship of the installation team were all exemplary.

    7 months ago

  • Riswan Yarkhan

    Fireplace Studio, are amazing! We had a very precise brief, and Andy went above and beyond to exceed our expectations. If you need a new fire, i w...ould highly recommend Fireplace Studio. They are clearly experts in this field, and this is evidence their service and execution.

    8 months ago

  • Mr Raynor

    The whole experience was effortless. From Andy the knowledgable, friendly salesman to the fitters, who couldn’t have been more approachable and acco...mmodating. The finished article looks wonderful. Well pleased. Thoroughly recommended. A job really well done - thank you

    8 months ago

  • Anonymous

    We have just had a new gas fire fitted, we are delighted, the fitter came on time and carried out the work. He put down dust sheets and left everythin...g very clean and tidy. The whole process has been excellent from our initial enquiry at the Studio in Bramcote to the fitting of the fire. Many thanks.

    8 months ago

  • Roger Grimes

    I had a DRU Gas Fire installed; the staff were very professional, from showroom to final installation. Thank you Michelle, Andy, Keegan, Dean and Adam.... They instilled confidence that they knew the product and did a professional installation. I am most happy with the finished job, I would use the company again and recommend them without hesitation. I am also pleased I went to a local family owned business I was also pleased I went to a local family owned business.

    8 months ago

  • Jody Chatfield

    Brilliant service from start to finish, love my new fireplace, workmen were just as good to deal with as the staff in the shop. Would highly recommen...d these peeps.

    9 months ago

  • John And Pam Darby

    We have no hesitation in awarding top marks to the Fireplace Studio. From the start of the process, from visiting the outstanding showroom at Bramcote..., to the completion, with the installation of our fireplace, the service was outstanding. We received impartial but constructive advice, without any pressurised selling, on the type of fireplace most suitable based on our requirements. The installation went so smoothly and the finish is superb. We are delighted and consider that the cost has been fully justified. Thank you Andy, Dean, Keegan and Adam for all your assistance

    9 months ago

  • Anthony Duncalf

    excellent company staff brilliant work fantastic highly recommendable

    11 months ago

  • Janice Ecclesfield

    We have just had our new electric fire fitted and are over the moon with it. All the chopping out was done yesterday ready for the fire to be fitted a...nd today after 4hrs it was and looks beautiful. I cant praise the workmanship enough all the fitters were polite and left no mess. I would definitely recommend this company.

    11 months ago

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