4 Fireplaces for the Coziest Winter in Westchester

Want to craft an interior that's naturally warm and inviting? Rooms with fireplaces will ignite your excitement for the season ahead.

If you’re anything like us, you appreciate a good fireplace. And, when you enter a room, it’s one of the first things to which your eyes are inevitably drawn. A fireplace not only brings warmth into a home, but it radiates a cozy and loving atmosphere. Get inspired by these four standout rooms in Westchester that make the fireplace the center of attention.

Designer  | Billy Ceglia Designs
Where | Scarsdale

“A tired, cherry-paneled space was given new life with a coat of Benjamin Moore’s Bittersweet Chocolate. The fireplace wall was updated with leather-lined, glass, and bronze built-ins from Newday Woodwork and an updated take on a bolection- style mantle — all to highlight the artwork by Laura Owens. The fireplace is Newday Woodwork. Four custom club chairs, upholstered in Rogers and Goffigon fabric, were chosen for comfort and practicality. They are all on casters, for easy mobility to watch TV, to pull up closer to the custom stainless-and-zebra ottoman for a game of Monopoly, or to gaze at the roaring fire on a cold, winter night. Kravet custom Roman shades in chocolate-brown Ultrasuede banded in chocolate satin allow for light control and privacy while adding an interesting textural contrast to the space. Vintage walnut cabinets are from AERO Studio, and the ceiling light is Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort. The table lamp is vintage Maison Jansen.”

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—Billy Ceglia, Principal, Billy Ceglia Designs

A modern home
Photo by Stefan Radtke

Designer/Architect | Hirshson Architecture + Design
General Contractor  | Comstock Residential Construction
Cabinetry  | Columbia Cabinets
Where | Armonk

“A vestige of the original 1960s ranch, the existing fireplace needed an update to match the aesthetic of the renovated home. Hirshson Architecture sought to adjust the proportions of the fireplace to balance the windows, the firebox, and the television to be mounted above it. The first step required removal of the stone veneer and the raised hearth. In its place, a Carbon Black stone surround wraps the firebox and serves as a flush hearthstone. The client sought to achieve a modern approach to rusticated wood. The floor finisher worked with reclaimed and new white-oak boards, wire-brushing, fuming, and staining the wood before arriving at the perfect blend.  The complete installation provides a dramatic focal point for the family room.”

—Scott Hirshson, Principal, Hirshson Architect + Design

A Living Room with at TV and fireplace
Photo by Jillian Mcalley Photography

Designer | Kristen Mirabile Design
Where | Purchase

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“This living space is at the center of a whole-home redesign. The original room was dominated by an imposing mahagony wall and fireplace with darkly stained floors. A complete personality contrast was called for by the new, vivacious owners. We lightened the wood floors with a soft, gray stain and replaced the dark, mahogany wall with custom millwork from Vitaliy Malishko, West UA Carpentry, in shades of white. Contemporary Lucite finishes and built-in antique, mirrored shelving add visual interest. With its two-story ceilings, the open space is grounded by the black-granite fireplace surround by Marble America. Seagrass wall coverings in variegated grays and blues by Philip Jefferies complement the neutral palette and provide texture and warmth.”

—Kristen Mirabile, Principal, Kristen Mirabile Design

A cozy living room

Designer | Maria Lo Iacono Interiors
Stylist | Joyce Dorazio
Cabinetry | GS Woodworking
Where | Scarsdale

“Before it was renovated, a Scarsdale family of six practically never used this family room despite its location right off the kitchen and pool area. The [goal] was to create a warm aesthetic that is lived-in yet refined and to redesign the built-in into a more personal unit for the dad’s vinyl-record collection. The soaring, 20-foot, stone fireplace connects elements of nature to infuse in the interior design. The U-shaped sectional in a warm, gray material imbues a calming neutral, continuing that reconnection with nature and authenticity.”

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—Maria Lo Iacono, Designer, Maria Lo Iacono Interiors

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