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What’s Your Style? Selecting the Right Fireplace

AuTHORED By Kerrie Kelly, FASID

Mendota Hearth fireplaces do more than simply add warmth and comfort to your home, they do it in style. With their visionary, easy-to-use 5-step online design tool, they make it easy for you to select a fireplace in your style, whatever that may be.

As leaders in gas technologies and fireplace design for more than 110 years, family-owned and -operated Mendota Hearth recognizes that variables dictated by personal design preference, along with assorted architectural and space requirements, can allow for unlimited possibilities.

Fortunately, with a commitment to customer service and dedication to product quality, Mendota Hearth offers architects, designers and homeowners alike the opportunity to virtually create their own vision, tweaking and adjusting as necessary.

Design your fireplace in 5 simple steps:
1: Choose a model
2: Choose a front or doors
3: Choose available options
4: Choose interior lining options
5: Choose a room scene

Which style are you?

Now that you have the tools to design your fireplace exactly to your taste, it’s important to know your style. We’ll review several on-trend approaches and show you how a Mendota fireplace can complete a room.

Valued by many for its warm, cozy and relaxing vibe, Farmhouse Style embraces simplicity and utilizes natural textures and materials such as wood and galvanized steel. The FullView 36 fireplace pictured here is a perfect example with its Norway Spruce fire base, Oil-Rubbed Bronze Wide Grace front and MagraHearth post & beam mantel and surround.

FV36 with MagraHearth Post and Beam Surround Kit

On the other hand, if your project or locale calls for a more Rustic Style, Mendota Hearth has got you covered! This style often features natural woods and stone, and often includes large expanses of glass which help to bring the outdoors in. The two fireplaces seen here demonstrate the flexibility Mendota offers design professionals and homeowners when seeking to execute this look.

FV41 Prairie Front with optional Lattice Overlay
FV41 Arch with Black Bentley Doors and Red Soldier Course Brick Interior Lining

If your style happens to be more Traditional, you will want to create a comforting, classic look which exudes a sense of orderly calm. While using warm, rich colors that are inviting, comfortable, and elegant at the same time, it’s easy to translate this aesthetic to the perfect fireplace with a traditional front and masonry surround. Who wouldn’t want to jump in that chair, stretch out and warm up on a cold afternoon?

FV46 with Traditions Front

With cosmopolitan living becoming a popular option among empty-nesters as well as millennials, Urban Modern is a go-to choice for those seeking hip and trendy but with a softer side. Unlike its harder edged “industrial look” predecessor, a primary aim of this aesthetic is to make us feel nurtured and protected after a long  day in the city, but to do it with color, sleek styling and modern flair. The FullView Décor Linear fireplace pictured below beautifully demonstrates how easily this can be accomplished with a Mendota fireplace.

ML47 Décor Linear with Traditions Front
Whatever your style happens to be, a Mendota Hearth fireplace can help fulfill your vision. You can utilize the easy 5-step process to create the ideal fireplace on your own or a design professional would be happy to assist.


About the Author: Kerrie Kelly, FASID, is an award-winning interior designer and founder of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab based in Northern California. Kerrie is a Fellow, Board Member and Foundation Trustee of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); Houzz Pro Advisory Board Member; and Member of National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). http://kerriekelly.com

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