Family House in North LondonTransitional Living Room, London

This new wood burner with marble surround has a black slate hearth. An antique decorative mirror hangs centrally above the fireplace.
Photography by Chris Snook

This is an example of a medium sized traditional open plan living room in London with a reading nook, multi-coloured walls, dark hardwood flooring, a wood burning stove, a stone fireplace surround and a built-in media unit. —  Houzz
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preetiahlawat wrote:29 January 2017

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Victoria Harrison added this to Converting a Victorian House? Learn From This Smart Renovation10 August 2017

Choose period-appropriate fittings All the fireplaces in the home had to be replaced with new surrounds, but Canham made sure to source models appropriate to the period. “The marble surround is Victorian,” she says. “We definitely wanted to retain the classic framework of a Victorian drawing room – along with the beautiful parquet floor – but furnish it in a contemporary way so the room doesn’t look out of date.”Salvage yards and online auction sites can be useful hunting grounds for original surrounds or you could ask a professional to help you source an appropriate one to bring a dash of authenticity back to your living space.

Cheryl Freedman added this to Houzz Tour: A Victorian Terrace With a Scandi Twist23 December 2016

All the fireplaces in the home had to be replaced with new surrounds. “The marble surround in the reception room is Victorian, but it’s not original to the house,” Canham says.Read expert advice on how to choose and install a wood-burning stove

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