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peaksandvalleys Sun 21-May-17 15:12:07

are they horrid ?
i am going to be having an ivory coloured gas stove put in but i cannot decide what sort of fireplace to go with it .

i need help

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Astro55 Sun 21-May-17 15:13:44

Have a look at slate - as a great contrast

My friend has slate hearth and slate inset (no downward pillars) and a railway sleeper shelf above - looks great

peaksandvalleys Sun 21-May-17 17:16:32

thanks i will have a look

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Floralnomad Sun 21-May-17 17:20:26

We've just had our brick fireplace removed and are having a black gas stove in a plain plastered opening with no mantel - very minimalist but looks lovely .

peaksandvalleys Sun 21-May-17 19:16:10

plain with black stove sounds good floral , i think if i had chosen black it would have been easier but i was really drawn to the cream one .

i had thought i would keep it plain and simple but a cream stove against a white background wouldn't look right ? would it ?

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ScarletForYa Sun 21-May-17 19:23:03

I'm afraid I think they're really horrible. Don't do it OP.

Floralnomad Sun 21-May-17 23:05:06

Probably not , but if it's going in a hole you could have the inside of the hole done in black / slate type stuff and then keep the exterior of the hole plain . i think a lot of it depends on the style of the stove , ours is quite modern and plain but without looking like a microwave . A very old fashioned / rustic stove would look out of place in a very plain surround .

peaksandvalleys Mon 22-May-17 17:21:03

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stove looks like this but its the gas one .

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peaksandvalleys Mon 22-May-17 17:23:18

better pic

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DarthMaiden Mon 22-May-17 17:37:36

I have a huge brick inglenook fireplace - pretty much takes up the whole wall.....I love it.

But I'm in a large 17th former farmhouse with all the associated beams etc and it totally works in that setting.

I wouldn't have had one in my previous Victorian townhouse for example. I wouldn't put one in a new build either not that I'd buy one, I love old houses but each to their own.

Upshot is I think it depends on the type of house you have.

peaksandvalleys Mon 22-May-17 17:53:23

my house is a terraced built in 1920 i think

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MrsBadger Mon 22-May-17 17:56:41

So what's the existing aperture like?

peaksandvalleys Mon 22-May-17 18:11:16

ok , so i have ruled out brick . what would look good ?
the room at the moment looks like this

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MrsBadger Mon 22-May-17 18:49:45

Plain plastered alcove, I think

MrsBadger Mon 22-May-17 18:51:21

Plain plastered alcove, I think

Astro55 Mon 22-May-17 19:06:59

The first is like my friends

The second - you could have cream tiles with maybe some Victorian downward tiles- but I think that would take away from the fire

peaksandvalleys Mon 22-May-17 19:13:17

thanks for the input , i think i will probably go with plain . The first picture i prefer to the second , although i'm hoping that a cream stove will look as nice .
have never had a new fire , this one we have at present was here when we moved in 24 years ago !

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