Stacked stone fireplaces look great with organic materials such as a linen sofa. People often think they have to limit themselves to all brown leather with a stacked stone fireplace, but variety is much more interesting. Notice from the photos below the variety of colors - cream, taupe, camel, mocha etc....they actually make the warm tones in the rock fireplace make MORE of a statement!!
Here are 4 things to avoid:
1) People often put busy art on the mantle or busy fabrics on the sofa. This "competes with" the beauty of the stone fireplace. The fireplace is already "busy" due to the variety of colors, textures, and shapes of the stones, so keep in mind that you don't want to add too many busy prints.
2) You are not limited to everything being dark brown, nor all leather. Unless of course you are going for the masculine look, like a mountain lodge, keep in mind that you can go with the lighter tones in the rocks, like these photos indicate. We hear comments like "I want my room to feel lighter, I'm tired of all this dark leather everywhere". When we add a little variety it definitely allows the beautiful fireplace to make a statement!
A rock fireplace or stacked stone fireplace can be an amazing way to make a room cozy. It adds personality to a plain room. We'd love to hear from you - if you have questions send an email, or for comments, please send us one!