FIREPLACE DRESSING TIPS Inspiration from real properties on making the most of period or contemporary fireplaces
Fireplace and chimney directory LUXURY FIREPLACES
Chesney’s of London supplies luxury fireplaces and stoves, specialising in producing fine modern pieces, as well as expertly crafted antique reproductions. 194 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4ND. 020 7627 1410. www.chesneys.co.uk
Well chosen and minimally dressed modern fireplaces can harmonise spaces, as the living room of this exceptional six bedroom new build townhouse on Chesterfield Hill, Mayfair shows. Set behind a restored, original façade, this property has been meticulously refurbished.
There’s a reason why the owners of prime central properties have long hung fine art above the fireplace – it just works. This charming Georgian home in Victoria Square was recently sold by Dexters. To find out about similar properties currently available, get in touch.
Dexters Mayfair. 020 7590 9590
Dexters Westminster. 020 7590 9578
Ward Antique Fireplaces was established in 1977 and offers a large selection of fully restored, original cast iron Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco fireplaces. 417 Hither Green Lane, London, SE13 6TR. 020 8697 6003. www.wardantiquefireplaces.co.uk
To find a reliable chimney sweep, use the search tool at the National Association of Chimney Sweeps website. 01785 336 555. www.nacs.org.uk
Think creatively about how you can use the space in your fireplace to bring added character, as the current owners of this two bedroom conversion for sale on Great Portland Street have. By using the space practically, they’ve made a quirky centrepiece of this stripped back original feature.
Go big and bold when it comes to mirrors over fireplaces, as the current owners of this spacious two bedroom apartment for sale in Ennismore Gardens, South Kensington have. The fireplace and oversized mirror amplify the space and light of this beautiful room.
Dexters Fitzrovia. 020 7067 2401
Dexters Knightsbridge. 020 7838 0108
Without the proper maintenance, marble can stain or become damaged by inappropriate cleaning materials. Royal Stone Care are specialist cleaners and restorers of marble and other stone. 151 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3LF. www.royalstonecare.co.uk