Halter Associates Realty Interior Design and Fireplaces

When I walk into a home, the first thing I look for is a fireplace. To me, it makes the space. Be it modern or antique, monumental or minimalist, a fireplace adds charm to any room.

Who wouldn't love a fireplace in a kitchen, bathroom, patio, or bedroom? There are so many options when considering style: tile, stone, slate, free-standing, double sided, and so on — it's an interior designer's dream, and the designs featured here transcend the mundane! 

Note: To listen to our fire-themed soundtrack while viewing the fireplaces, scroll down first for the list, and tell Alexa to "play Spotify."

The Hygge Life

Here's how I like to unwind: find a room with a fireplace, curl up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate or a glass of wine, snuggle up with a cozy throw, and grab a good book. Of course, being in real estate, this scene doesn't happen to too often, but when it does I'm in heaven. 

Halter Associates Realty Interior Design and Fireplaces

Halter Associates Realty Interior Design and Fireplaces

Wood v. Propane? 

If you prefer the ease of flipping a switch, a gas-burning fireplace is the way to go. If you love the ritual of making a fire, and the crackling sound of burning wood, you're better off with a wood-burning stove. You won't think twice about the extra work involved in lugging firewood into the house, cleaning the ashes, and sweeping the chimney. 

Halter Associates Realty Fireplaces and Interior Design Tips

Halter Associates Realty Fireplaces and Interior Design Tips

Halter Associates Realty Fireplaces and Interior Design Tips

A Fire Playlist

Music always helps set the mood and, as the kids say, this selection of fire-themed songs is just that: 🔥

  1. "The Unforgettable Fire" - U2
  2. "Set Fire to the Rain" - Adele
  3. "Girl on Fire" - Alicia Keys
  4. "Light my Fire" - The Doors
  5. "Ring of Fire" - Johnny Cash
  6. "The Fire Down Below" - Bob Seger
  7. "Picture to Burn" - Taylor Swift
  8. "Dig for Fire" - The Pixies
  9. "Fire" - The Pointer Sisters
  10. "Just Like Fire" - Pink
  11. "Crossfire" - Steve Ray Vaughn
  12. "Ashes to Ashes" - David Bowie
  13. "Great Balls of Fire" - Jerry Lee Lewis
  14. "Sex on Fire" - Kings of Leon
  15. "Fire and Ice" - Pat Benatar
  16. "Fire Woman" - The Cult
  17. "Streets of Fire" - Bruce Springsteen 
  18. "The Flame" - Cheap Trick
  19. "Fire and Rain" - James Taylor
  20. "Fire" - Jimi Hendrix
  21. "Play with Fire" - The Rolling Stones
  22. "St. Elmo’s Fire" - John Parr
  23. "I’m on Fire" - Bruce Springsteen
  24. "Burning Down the House" - Talking Heads (maybe not a good idea)