Category Archives: Fireplace Design

How to convert a gas fireplace to electric

Once upon a time, in the 1960’s and ’70’s, everyone dreamed of having a wood-burning fireplace in their home.  Then, along came natural gas, and as it became more readily available, fireplace dreams changed to gas. Gas offered the beauty of a fireplace with the flick of a switch — no messy wood required. Now, […]

How to convert a wood-burning fireplace to electric

While everyone loves the smell and crackle of a wood-burning fire, not everyone loves the mess of bringing wood into the house and building a fire. Especially here in the urban Greater Toronto Area, many homeowners just can’t be bothered. And yet, many of the homes here have a wood-burning fireplace, which was once considered […]

Best Electric Fireplaces of 2017

We’ve just returned from THE industry event for fireplace dealers, the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. It was an opportunity to see and compare the latest electric fireplace offerings from all of our manufacturers. Here is our summary of the best electric fireplaces of 2017. Dimplex Revillusion Style – traditional, open hearth […]

Fireplace Design with Meredith Heron

At Stylish Fireplaces, we work with many talented design professionals. We decided to ask some of them for their thoughts on fireplace design. The following is the input we received from Meredith Heron, of Meredith Heron Design. She’s not shy about sharing her opinions on design, or anything else. Whether you agree or disagree with her ideas, […]

Christmas Mantels: 7 Holiday Fireplace Themes

As fireplace experts, we’re naturally drawn to fireplace decorating and design ideas year-round. However, at Christmas, we’re particularly intrigued by all the many ways that one can embellish fireplace mantels. We’ve broken them down into 7 themes, to help you find your perfect Christmas mantel decor. Christmas Mantels with Flowers Incorporating potted plants, like amaryllis […]