From the December 2016/January 2017 Issue  

Modern Makeover-Fireplace

 |  Photographer Peter Rymwid  |  Designer Kingsley Belcher Knauss, CID, Professional Member ASID

Covering the living room’s brick and wood fireplace surround with a horizontal-grained zebrawood veneer set the tone for the new modern style of the home. A calming neutral scheme is enhanced with a variety of textures, materials and pops of orange for warmth and visual impact. In addition, walls were opened up for better flow. “Frosted glass pocket doors between the living room and family room echo the rectangular recessed panels in the fireplace surround and allow the areas to be closed for privacy when entertain­ing,” designer Kingsley Belcher Knauss says.