Traditional Fireplaces with Modern & Contemporary Art

Traditional Fireplaces with Modern & Contemporary Art

Sarah Coffey
Feb 24, 2010
A vestige of a time when homes needed wood-burning heat, old fireplaces represent what Frank Lloyd Wright once described as "the psychological center of the home." Although a fireplace may be traditional, a home's decor doesn't have to be. In fact, we love the way modern art looks above an old brick, stone, or wood surround. Although the TV may have replaced the fireplace as the home's nerve center, older homes are still built around the hearth, so fireplaces and mantel ledges create a natural place for displaying art. A few of our favorite examples from Apartment Therapy readers and house tours are shown above. For more from their homes, click through the links below. FIRST ROW1 Jenny and Cristina's Rustic Modern Apartment2 Martha and Ben's Southern Mix3 Ann and Dabney's Splendid Blended Storefront4 Amy and Stephane's Minimalism Meets Hoarding5 Brad and Kendra's South End Drama SECOND ROW6 Anna's Old and New Newburgh Victorian7 Scott's Airy Simplicity8 Becke and Lee's Vintage Cabin9 String Art Above the Mantel10 Sa's Family Home in the City
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