Will be certainly a crisp fall cool in the air, and we have been craving a mid-day in front of the fire here at Houzz. For those lucky enough to have a fireplace in these colder months, it can be tricky to let it be a focal point without ruling a space. For this project, Curtis Elmy and Trever Ciona of Environment Interior Design blurred the outlines of the bold black-and-white color scheme to create a room that centers around the fireplace without allowing it to take over.
The base floor of the house is a single great room, comprising kitchen, dining room and family room. The fireplace was built to separate the eating room and help make it more intimate.

For the fireplace, the customer wanted a material that wouldn’t make the TELEVISION stand out. Elmy and Ciona found a grey and black polished marbled with a little of twinkle. The gray helps balance out the black-and-white and works flawlessly with the TV. Pops of yellow textiles add fun.
This particular house in Saskatchewan, Canada belongs to a couple with two small children. Much of the house is based on black, white and chrome, but designers Elmy and Ciona needed to make certain that there also were softer, nice shades mixed in the areas.
“This room is complex and contemporary, but still very child-friendly, ” Elmy says. “The area rug provides a great playroom, and the client can watch her children in the lounge room while she actually is cooking. inch Area area rug: Custom-cut carpet from Liz Claiborne
Coffee table: Herman Miller Noguchi Desk
Yellow-colored pillows: Thomas John
White-colored chairs: Barcelona chairs by Mies van der Rohe