10 Ways to Use Stone in a Fireplace

Lit or not, a well-designed stone fireplace becomes a focal point that can enhance the feeling and aesthetics of an interior.

The natural textures and varying tones of stone can provide a warm, tactile quality to a contemporary or traditional space. They help create inviting interiors, perfect for gathering around whether to warm up or to simply enjoy the company of others.

These 10 projects will provide you with the inspiration to use the beauty of natural stone in a fireplace to create the ultimate feature.

1. Fresh Greys

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Endicott crazy paving is not just suitable for pathways, pool surrounds and outdoor entertaining areas. Here, the natural split stone is a stunning stone in a fireplace design with the grey tones working well with the fresh interior finishes.

See more Endicott here.

2. An inviting interior

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The natural limestone of Newport Random Ashlar in this fireplace perfectly complements this relaxed, welcoming interior and furnishings of this family home designed by IF Architecture.

See more of the Newport stone here.

3. A multifunctional space

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We love the idea of working whilst staying warm thanks to beautiful stone in a fireplace. Humphery Homes have used Howqua Free Formstone to add texture and natural tones to this contemporary space.

This stone can be seen here.

4. Country Retreat

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Flanked by two wood stack nooks, the fireplace finished in Alpine Dry Stone makes an incredible feature in this country retreat designed by Paul Bangay.

5. Coastal Ambience

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King’s Landscaping has laid the Crackenback Free Form natural sandstone with attention to detail in this fireplace design. Perfect for those chilly coastal winters.

Crackenback sandstone can be viewed here.

6. A neutral family home


The striking fireplace in this luxurious family beach house designed by EB Interiors has been built into a feature wall of Jindera Dry Stone.

Click here to see more of Jindera.

7. Contemporary warmth

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Paul Uhlmann Architects has emphasised this home’s towering ceilings with floor to ceiling natural stone fireplace in the centre of the room.

View the Howqua Free Form walling used in this project here.

8. All about the character

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Using stone in a fireplace can add warmth and character just as with this interior designed by Shaun Lockyer Architects. A generous Collum Random Ashlar stone fireplace adds interest and sense of grandeur to the space.

Click here to view the Coolum stone.

9. Beach vibe

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The varying soft tones of the Coolum Random Ashlar stone marry well with the neutral colour palette of whites, creams and greys in this interior by Noek Design.

See more of the Coolum stone here.

10. Relaxing snug

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An envious living room created by Atkinson Pontifex is filled with natural fabrics and materials including the Jindera Dry Stone fireplace.