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European Designs: Cast Stone Fireplace Mantels

At Old World Stoneworks, the names of our cast stone fireplace mantels are highly thought out because of the design inspiration in which they came from. When creating these beautiful pieces of work, we not only strive to make them look luxurious but to also transport you into another world.  

European designs for cast stone fireplace mantels can be described as many elements beautifully blended together. It starts with the rich historical bones of European elegance, fused with the modern and sharp-edged details that we love today.

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3 Inspiring Mid-Century Modern Fireplace & Mantel Designs

Adding a mid-century modern fireplace and mantel is a simple way to achieve the undeniable timeless appeal of mid-century modern design into your home. Mid-century modern design is one that fully encompasses a sleek and simple appearance and doesn’t lack in luxury feel.

At Old World Stoneworks, our main focus is on creating inviting living spaces that are infused with cast stone elements that will never dull. Here are three inspiring designs that can help you incorporate the timeless and refined mid-century modern fireplace mantel design into your home:

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Range Hood Styles For Your Kitchen

Depending on the setup of your kitchen, one style of a kitchen range hood will probably work better than another. Whichever kind of kitchen range hood you install, your kitchen air quality and atmosphere will improve dramatically! Range hoods for kitchens help to remove excess heat, provide additional lighting, make the air cleaner and generally improve your property value. Check out the main styles you will find when looking for the right range hood style to fit your kitchen.

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Best Practices for Building Fires in Your Fireplace

Best Practices for Building Fires in Your Fireplace

Fires are cozy, welcoming, and remind many of us of holidays and beloved family traditions. But if built improperly, they can also be dangerous. As we head into fall, this week we’ll review best practices for building a safe and lovely fire in your wood-burning fireplace. Continue reading

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How to Prep Your Fireplace for the First Fire of the Season: Fireplace Tips

At Old World Stoneworks, we’re excited about lighting that first fire of the season. But because we’re professionals, we know the importance of slowing down and make sure our fireplace is properly prepped before igniting any logs. Here is how to prep your fireplace for the first fire of the season. Continue reading

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Easy Fall Decorating Ideas for Your Home

Chilly nights and falling leaves, deep earth tones and pumpkin everything. Here are a few Easy Fall Decorating Ideas to bring the change of season into your home décor. Continue reading

Outdoor Decor: Summertime Patio Ideas

For most of us, summertime brings nostalgic memories: time off from school, playing with friends, taking family trips, and, above all, spending lots of time outdoors. Carefree school days might feel like they’re a lifetime away. But there’s no reason adults can’t recapture summertime outdoor experiences. Continue reading

Featured Walls: Ideas for the Wall Behind your Fireplace Mantel

Creating a featured wall is an easy way to give a room a makeover. In a room with a focal feature, such as an ornate headboard in a bedroom or a gorgeous mantel in a living room, you can make the wall an extension of that special feature. Here are a few ideas of how to use color, contrast, and texture to showcase your mantel and take a wall in your home from ordinary to extraordinary. Continue reading

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COMPANY NEWS: New Metalwork Options

Last month we introduced our new accessory line, including fire tool sets, log racks, and firescreens. This month we are excited to announce that we’ve expanded our metalwork options. Now you can order certain mantel surrounds with beautiful metal add-ons. Keep reading to see pictures of some of these mantels with metal. Continue reading

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What’s Hanging Above Your Mantel? Surrealism

Surrealism is not for everybody. This art movement’s alternative – some might say warped – view of reality can be unsettling. But many art fans find surrealism intriguing and mentally stimulating. As we know, art is in the eye of the beholder. Here’s a little background on surrealism to help you decide whether it’s a good fit for your mantel. Continue reading

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Valentine Fireside Romance

Fireplaces have a reputation for putting people in the mood for love. A 2014 University of Alabama study concluded that watching a fire together lowers people’s blood pressure and makes them feel more relaxed and sociable. Matt Rossano, an evolutionary psychologist at Southeastern Louisiana University, says people are wired to get together around fires at night and converse. Continue reading