There is no faster shortcut to creating a sense of homey comfort than a roaring fire, and no simpler centerpiece for a room design than an eye-catching fireplace with a striking mantel.
And what is more luxurious than a fireplace? A double-sided fireplace that functions as a bold architectural room feature while adding warmth and atmosphere to adjoining rooms and allowing light to pass between spaces even when the fire isn't lit.
Double-sided fireplaces can work as practical and aesthetic room dividers that link living and dining, primary bedroom and bathroom or break up the expanse of a double living room. Take a look at these double-sided fireplaces in a range of styles to inspire your home and hearth fantasies.
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Clad It In Wood
A floor-to-ceiling double fireplace in this light and spacious Hamptons home designed by Michelle Gerson Interiors has a 3D quality thanks to its warm wood slat cladding. The piece includes a framed fireplace insert with an aged patina that provides a peekaboo window between the double living room spaces.
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Light Up the En Suite
In this sleek primary bathroom en suite from Jacqueline Blum Design, a long rectangular fireplace insert is placed over the bathtub, adding warmth and contrast with the neutral palette and glass, tile, and metal materials.
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Camp Out in Bed
On the other side of the bathroom, the fireplace warms up white walls of the primary bedroom and complements Moroccan design accents like a trio of perforated metal pendant lights and a Beni Ourain rug. This example is from Jacqueline Blum Design.Continue to 4 of 22 below.
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Leave It Open-Ended
In this Sag Harbor home from David Scott Interiors, a double-sided fireplace perched at eye level seems to float in the contemporary living room. The pale fireplace cladding contrasts with dark walls, and separates the living room from the kitchen on the other side of the spacious open plan layout.Continue to 5 of 22 below.
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Convert the Church
In this church conversion from Chicago-based Linc Thelen Design, a double fireplace is given a sleek contemporary feel with steel-effect porcelain tile cladding, a glass insert, and a firewood storage insert on one side.Continue to 6 of 22 below.
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Add Firewood Cubbies
In this installation from Linc Thelen Design,, the firewood storage is divided into four smaller cubbies. A flat-screen TV with the same dimensions as the fireplace insert lend an interesting geometric design effect to the room.Continue to 7 of 22 below.
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Stagger the Bricks
A stepped white brick wall detail on one side of this double-sided fireplace from Chango & Co. adds a graphic detail and allows more light to flow between the living room and adjoining dining space.Continue to 8 of 22 below.
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This indoor-outdoor double fireplace in a home designed by Vail, CO-based Courtney St. John Studio can be enjoyed from the living room on one side...Continue to 9 of 22 below.
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...or Go Outside
....while on the adjoining terrace, the indoor-outdoor double fireplace can be enjoyed from the comfortable outdoor living room.Continue to 10 of 22 below.
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Dine By Firelight
This double-sided fireplace by interior designer Jessica Davis of Atelier Davis warms the dining room as well as the kitchen on the other side. A glass front makes it family-friendly, and a charcoal gray wall and matching joinery around the fireplace insert creates a clean, modern look.Continue to 11 of 22 below.
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Make It Minimal...
This warm minimalist living room from Chango & Co. has a soothing palette of soft whites and woods. A peekaboo double fireplace is clad in a stone surround that frames the view against the smooth plaster walls....Continue to 12 of 22 below.
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...Paint the Brick
...On the other side, a white painted brick wall surrounds the see-through fireplace, adding a slightly different texture and style while remaining minimal and neutral, making the double seating areas on either side fraternal, if not identical, twins.Continue to 13 of 22 below.
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Add a Third Wall
In this home in Mississauga, Ontario remodeled by Pizzale Design Inc., a textured double-sided fireplace with a transparent opening on one end separates the contemporary kitchen and the family room while maintaining an airy feeling.Continue to 14 of 22 below.
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Keep It Classic...
A view of the double-sided fireplace while doing the dishes gives this kitchen from Crisp Architects a luxurious feel, while a small seating area creates a place for guests to relax and have a drink while you put the finishing touches on dinner...Continue to 15 of 22 below.
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...but Change One Detail
....On the other side of the kitchen, the double fireplace wall in the living room is treated with the same painted wood trim detailing and wall sconces, while a large round mirror adds a decorative touch.Continue to 16 of 22 below.
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In this open space kitchen, dining, and living room from Latham Interiors, a double-sided fireplace wall faces the kitchen and living area while helping to visually separate the kitchen from the rest of the space and to give the living area a focal point.Continue to 17 of 22 below.
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Warm Up Stone Walls...
This mountain retreat from Bozeman, Montana-based JLF Architects and Jackson, Wyoming-based WRJ Design has a double-sided fireplace that warms up the rustic stone-walled dining room on one side...Continue to 18 of 22 below.
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...and Take a Seat
...On the other side, the see-through double-sided fireplace adds coziness to an intimate seating area with sweeping mountain views.Continue to 19 of 22 below.
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This floor-to-ceiling double-sided fireplace wall, another concept from Linc Thelen Design, defines zones in the open plan space, while high transom windows allow light to pour in. The charcoal gray fireplace flows seamlessly with dark flooring, providing contrast with the white walls and furnishings in the dining room and living room area on the other side.Continue to 20 of 22 below.
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Keep It Traditional...
This Minnesota waterfront home from Martha O'Hara Interiors includes a traditional style double-sided fireplace that shares a wall with the living room...Continue to 21 of 22 below.
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...Use Different Finishes
...The living room side features a different tile surround on the classic fireplace, and swaps a piece of art for the mirror over the mantelpiece.Continue to 22 of 22 below.
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Make It Midcentury
A monumental stone wall with a fireplace divides the living and dining areas in this suburban D.C. midcentury modern ranch-style home designed by Nile Johnson Interiors, with a third side that is open to the corridor connecting the spaces.