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
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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drawing room – along with the beautiful parquet floor – but furnish it in a contemporary way so the room doesn’t look out of date.”Salvage yards and online auction sites can be useful hunting grounds for original surrounds or you could ask a professional to help you source an appropriate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.
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