23 Statement Marble Fireplaces for Every Aesthetic

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    Explore the Best Marble Fireplace Ideas

    Hero-Black-Marble-Fireplace-Rivets
    Change and Co.

    When it comes to fireplaces, we are obsessed with marble. That is because the stone is available in a beautiful range of colors, patterns, and textures for every aesthetic and budget.

    But, with so many types to pick from, how do you choose? Whether you are planning to build a new fireplace or bring an old one up to snuff, these gorgeous examples will help you find the perfect marble fireplace for your home and personal style.

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    Antique Marble Mantel

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    A. Jennison Interiors

    Here, a restored Italianate marble mantel from the 1860s adds a little old-world pizazz to this transitional style living room decorated by A. Jennison Interiors.

    So that you know, the term Italianate refers to a style of 19th-century American architecture inspired by the villas of Italy.

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    Thoroughly Modern Fireplace

    modern and sleek marble fireplace
    Steele Street Studios

    Are you looking for a contemporary mantel with enduring, look-at-me style? This thoroughly modern specimen cherry picked by Steele Street Studios will stand the test of time thanks to its clean lines.

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    Stacked Stone Veneer

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    Chris Loves Julia

    This fireplace makeover by the couple behind Chris Loves Julia uses stacked stone ledgers in natural, charcoal marble to turn a wallflower fireplace into a fabulous focal point. 

    The stone veneer the duo used came attached to interlocking panels, which made the installation process more manageable. How so might you be thinking? Panels like these are designed to snap quickly into place kind of like puzzle pieces. Installing the rustic, wood mantel was the final step in the makeover. 

    Related: 27...MORE Ways to Decorate Your Mantel for Winter

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    Classic Marble Tile

    Grecian white basket weave marble fireplace
    Alice Lane

    The interior designers at Alice Lane used marble mosaic tile in a Grecian basket weave pattern to update a builder grade fireplace. 

    Related: 25 Inspiring Fireplaces with Beautiful Tile

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    Black and White Marble

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    Rena Cherny Studio

    A column style mantel does not have to feel old-fashioned. In this living room by interior design firm Rena Cherny Studio, an antique marble fireplace chicly contrasts with the modern furniture.

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    White Marble Mantel

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    Jessie Miller

    When sundown happens before 6 p.m., a white marble fireplace can offer a glimmer of light. Here a hand-carved example filled with candles brightens up a moody, master suite by interior designer Jessie Miller.

    Related: 32 Ways to Refresh a Brick Fireplace

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    Marble Herringbone Tile

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    Jack Ryan Design

    The original fireplace in this great room did not feel very inviting because it had a flat, artificial stone facade in dishwasher gray. Enter Jack Ryan Design

    After ripping out the existing fireplace, the interior design team installed a more traditional option with a crisp, white mantel and stylish, marble fire surround in herringbone tile. But the renovation goodness did not stop there. The mirror over it all hides a flat-screen TV.

    Related: 5 DIY TV Stands That Conceal Ugly Cable Boxes and...MORE Wires

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    Transitional Style Marble Fireplace

    traditional marble mantle and marble fire surround
    Denise McGaha Interiors

    A contemporary (but not too modern) black marble fireplace punctuated by a brick tile firebox steals the show in an upscale home by Denise McGaha Interiors. The pretty pottery matches the white and gold veins of the marble.

    Related: 35 Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas

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    Statuary Marble Fireplace

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    Studio McGee

    The custom, statuary marble fireplace in this living room designed by Studio McGee feels both relaxed and sophisticated.

    Statuary marble is a big-ticket stone with distinctive gray or gold veining throughout in dramatic patterns. We appreciate how the design of this fireplace seamlessly frames the diagonal veins.

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    Quartzite That Looks Like Marble

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    Lauren Shadid Architecture and Interiors

    If you love the luxurious look of white marble, but you are concerned about its durability, quartzite, which is a natural stone, is a practical alternative. The latter strongly resembles marble, but that is where the similarities between the materials end.

    First off, unlike marble, quartzite is nonporous, so it is resistant to staining. Plus, if you are worried about dings and chips, quartzite is up to ten times harder.

    In this great room by Lauren Shadid Architecture and Interiors, both the...MORE fireplace and kitchen island are topped off with marble-like quartzite.

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    Marble Subway Tile

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    Peterssen/Keller Architecture

    Classic, marble subway tile instantly adds old-house charm to a fireplace in a newly built home by Peterssen/Keller Architecture.

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    Marble Hexagon Tile

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    Studio McGee

    Navy blue and light gray go together like berries and cream in this living room decorated by Studio McGee. To prettify the fireplace, the designers installed hexagon marble tile on the surround and hearth. Dove gray grout seals the deal by enhancing the color of the stone.

    Related: 18 Ways Colorful Grout Spices Up Dull White Tile

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    Calacatta Marble Fireplace

    Floor to ceiling marble fireplace
    Lucy and Company

    A lofty Calacatta marble fireplace is the main attraction in this two-story living room by Lucy and Company

    Here are a few need to know facts: Compared to Carrara marble Calacatta is much rarer, so its considered a more luxurious stone. The latter is also whiter and typically features bolder and more dramatic veining.

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    Striped Marble Fireplace

    Contemporary Marble fireplace
    Ann Lowengart

    Add a heaping dose of modern style to a small fireplace with striped marble. The example in this home by interior designer Ann Lowengart makes a big visual impact without overwhelming the rest of the space. 

     

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    Modern Farmhouse Fireplace

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    Centsational Style

    Cream and brown marble give this attractive fireplace remodeled by Kate, the blogging do-it-yourselfer behind Centsational Style, a modern farmhouse vibe.

    When using natural stone tile, if you are looking for consistency in color and veining the blogger suggests picking out tiles in person instead of ordering online. Doing so will allow you to weed out oddball pieces that are not a good fit for your project.

    Related: 49 Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchens

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    Orange Vein Marble

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    Fearins Welch

    In this Brooklyn town house by design firm Fearins Welch, layers of bold textures and luxurious finishes instantly modernize the century-old home. The black marble fireplace with orange veining is a genuinely fresh and unexpected feature worth coveting.

    Related: 18 Stunning Stone Fireplaces for Every Style

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    Mix and Match Marble Tile Styles

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    Construction 2 Style

    Elegant and timeless, Carrera marble is a slam dunk when it comes to adding a little longtime value to your home. This fireplace project by Construction 2 Style combines two different styles of tile in the popular marble. The hearth is covered in a hexagon mosaic. On the fire surround is classic subway tile.

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    Multidimensional Marble Tile

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    I Heart Organizing

    Shopping for fireplace tile at a local home improvement store paid off stylishly for Jen at I Heart Organizing. The blogger set out to buy an average marble mosaic until she saw these herringbone tiles with a unique basket weave-like texture. She says while the tiles look like rough stone, they are polished gray marble.

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    Iron and Marble Fireplace

    black marble fireplace with metal rivets
    Chango and Company

    To achieve the perfect balance between refined and rugged this fireplace in a home designed by Chango and Company blends black marble with an iron-framed fire box. We love the rivets that add an industrial edge.

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    Marble Floor Tiles

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    M.E. Beck Design

    If you are looking for a no-regret design idea guaranteed to pass muster for years to come, you cannot go wrong with Carrara marble floor tile. It tends to be more resilient than the stuff designed explicitly for wall use. An example is this fireplace brimming with enduring style in a chic home by M.E. Beck Design. The mantel was painted a deep shade of gray to accentuate the dramatic veining of the stone. 

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    Bold and Modern

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    Watt Studio

    A modern marble fireplace pours on the drama without going overboard in this charming bungalow by Watt Studio. Low profile furnishings in both warm and neutral colors tone down the hearth's macho edge.

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    Smooth and Textured Finishes

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    Hart to Hearts

    The mix of smooth and textured finishes on these pencil tiles add character to this marble fire surround installed by Amy from Hart to Hearts

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    Fake it With Paint

    faux marble fireplace
    Savvy Apron

    Got a shoestring budget? Then you can achieve that marble look on the cheap with paint. It is how Sherry from Savvy Apron refreshed her damage fireplace. The problem? Years of scorching heat from her gas-burning hearth left the original dark stone looking dull and dingy. The best part, a few years have passed since she completed this project and the paint has held up even after lighting the fireplace numerous times.