Our favorite Fireplace Designs

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Our favorite Fireplace Designs
How to make your fireplace your favorite thing to look at, anytime of the year.

With fall in full swing, this is the time to revamp your fireplace to create the extra cozy space. While there are plenty of ways to add thoughtful fall design accents, like decor, pillows and comfy blankets, a stylishly tiled fireplace takes your living room to the next level.

Do you have an existing fireplace that rather has been an eye sore rather than a pretty focal point? Spending quality time at home, you can now pay attention to a design feature you’ve been neglecting. Let’s start with thinking about how your fireplace can become an integral part of your home, making it a functional or (often the case in Texas) purely decorative centerpiece.

Anejo Nakbe Fireplace Design by Mauryah Buttani.

Pattern matters

Consider infusing your home with an elegant, traditional look. You can use an understated pattern tile and arrange it neatly. Lauren and Chase Daniel use our thin brick subway tile in a stacked arrangement to update their former stone fireplace.  As Lauren describes it: “Some of the bricks are more matte than others and they have lots of variations in texture. Brick is so warm and inviting, which is often the opposite of how many people would describe a modern space so by using these dimensional bricks, we added that warm feel while still keeping within the modern feel of our home.” (Read on here)

Glazed Thin Brick Noir Black
Glazed Thin Brick Noir Black Fireplace Design. Photography by Chase Daniel.
Glazed Thin Brick Noir Black Fireplace Design. Photography by Chase Daniel.

Interior Designer Melisa Clement scored our oversized Abanico Noir and gave this moderately sized fireplace a chic face lift. Pro tip: these abanico tiles are also used in the home’s bathroom. An excellent way to connect spaces.

Abanico Noir Black Fireplace Design by Melisa Clement Designs.

Bold Fireplace Designs

When it comes to picking the best tile for refreshing an old fireplace, we recommend COLOR! Proving that blue mermaid tiles are not just for bathrooms, graphic designer Curtis Jinkins of Neighborhood Studio took an unconventional route.  Our Abanico Aqua crackle makes a big statement in this funky layout.

Abanico Aqua Crackle Fireplace Design by Curtis Jinkins.
Abanico Aqua Crackle Fireplace Design by Curtis Jinkins.

Complementing the Space

Don’t shy away from using pattern tiles! Patrice Rios Design selected our Prague Polished Terrazzo tile. The tile colors match the dark blue wall paint, enhancing the beautiful, jewel toned space.

Prague Polished Terrazzo Fireplace Design by Partice Rios. Photo by Trigaci Photography

The designers of High Contrast House are known for their fearless designs. This space features a fun and playful pattern on the fireplace surround. Our Juice Black blends in perfectly, while providing a sense of playfulness in this eclectic home.

Juice Black Fireplace Design by High Contrast House.


Ornate handmade tile adds the perfect dash of cheer and color to this charming fireplace design by Cali Fabrizio Interiors. The arabesque pattern of our Relief Juniper creates a beautiful eye catcher.

Juniper Mexican Relief Tile Fireplace Design by Cali Fabrizio Designs.

The Centerpiece

If you are lucky enough and have a “monolith” style fireplace in your space, make it stand out even more. The beautiful fireplace decked in our super glossy black thin brick tile would remain a showcase in anyone’s home.

Glazed Thin Brick Black Gloss l Fireplace l Clay Imports
Glazed Thin Brick Black Gloss Fireplace Design.
Glazed Thin Brick Black Gloss Fireplace Design.

When it came to the fireplace backsplash, The Sursy designer Lauren Richardson knew it needed to make a statement in the large, main living space. The team chose to build large, custom benches on either side, and tiled the entire fireplace in white thin brick, using an unconventional layout. (Read more about this project here)

Glazed Thin White Gloss Fireplace Design. Photography by Home Skillet Photo.
Glazed Thin White Gloss Fireplace Design. Photography by Home Skillet Photo.

White Brick Pairings

Working with neutrals can be daunting. And a creative way to include both pattern and personality is choosing a muted pallet. Interior designer Amy Dulak of Wild Juniper Studio perfectly arranged our gray and white Orleans pattern to complement the white brick fireplace.

This rather unconventional take on the white brick fireplace is a showstopper. Black and white, classic, tile evokes a chic nostalgia and a sense of modernism, this fireplace arrangement pairs just lovely with the existing white brick.

Terra-Cotta Vibes

We are so happy earthy tones are appreciated again. We all crave connection to our planet, sustainable design and natural materials. Bandd Design created a beautiful, understated fireplace that features our Terra-cotta Saltillo hexagon tiles.

4″ Saltillo Hexagon Fireplace Design. Photography by Molly Culver.

Moody Interiors

Daring hues mix well together can add a strong statement to a neutral space. Enter this living room design by Becca Stephens Interiors. This home’s design is inspired by the architectural beauty of Morocco. Our Agadir Black on the fireplace surround is perfectly reflecting the vibe the designer and homeowners were going for.

Agadir Black Clay Fireplace Design.

What Clay Imports Tile is Suitable for Fireplaces? 

All Clay Imports tiles are suitable for fireplace surrounds or heaths- as long as they are not exposed to direct fire or extreme heat. The reason? Our clay tiles are already fired! And our cement tiles cured to withstand moderate heat. Thank you for choosing our tile. Now, make beautiful spaces. Want to share your designs? We love seeing our tile in your projects.

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