Fiteplace for family room
Our kitchen has 9' ceilings and is open to the family room with 16' high ceilings. The outside long wall has French doors and all windows to the ceiling, the short wall has all windows to the ceiling, and we are putting a fireplace in. The first pic attached is actually of my inspiration kitchen open to the family room, but this family room does not have the high ceiling like mine, however, I have a very similar sectional and that will be almost exactly how my kitchen will be so I wanted you to see the style.
I have 3 fireplace styles I like and don't know which to choose. I currently have in my existing home a white wood fireplace with a neutral color glass mosaic tile front and I really like it. I wouldn't mind another white fireplace with a glass tile front again or mother of pearl or even marble. I also like a white fireplace with stone front to add some rustic touches since our new home is in the mountains and surrounded by large pines. The home style inside is soft contemporary with rustic touches like a distressed hardwood floor. If I did a white fireplace, I may have a large custom mirror put over it to add height to it for balance in the room.
The second type of fireplace I like is all stone either all the way up to the ceiling or not. But since we have the space, then why not. The only hesitation with this is we will have a stone fireplace out on the screened porch and when we finish my husbands mancave in the basement, we will probably to stone.
Lastly, I do like the look of the fancy marble fireplaces. I will attach pics for you to see what styles I am talking about. I do love a white fireplace, but will it be too stark and contemporary? Will the stone be more in keeping with the surroundings of the house? Thank you