As you look at the three fireplaces below you may have a feeling of “déjà vu all over again.”    No that’s not the same fireplace playing tricks on your eyes — although their multi-toned grey stone surrounds are rather mesmerizing.

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Modore 140 by Element4 — Clockwise from top: Living Room, Home Office, Dinning Room

That stone was essential to the design of this modern Massachusetts home.  It shows up again and again and roots the large interior spaces with a calming continuity that can’t help but bring a sense of comfort as you transverse the home.  That signature stone had to travel a ways to find its final resting place.  The homeowner hand choose this specific stone from two sister quarries in Northern Europe.  The surrounds all come from one quarry while the kitchen floor comes from another, which has similar tones, but a completely different mineral vein pattern.

Shelves

Custom shelving is almost sculptural in its own right

 

Textile

Clean modern lines can be paired with warmer textures like this textile throw accentuating a coffee table in the living room

 

Sargent

Sargent: we can see palette influences from Boston’s favorite Impressionist all over this modern home

 

 

 

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Photos and Blog by: Cory John Ploessl
Cory Ploessl is Marketing Manager for European Home.  He has an MFA in Sculpture from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.  He writes about fireplace and modern design on the European Home Blog.

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