Suzanne Tucker for Chesney’sAuthor:Jennifer Mehditash
Suzanne Tucker, of San Francisco’s Tucker & Marks highly celebrated interior design firm, has launched a collaboration with famed fireplace mantel Chesney’s. It is a result of a “joint appreciation for fine craftsmanship, exquisite materials and sophisticated design” Says Tucker.
Throughout much of the designs that we have come to know and love from Tucker & Marks, it is clear that Suzanne’s appreciation for the decorative arts is inspired by her travels throughout Europe. This new collaboration features pieces that reflect her education of global design, offering a robust collection of traditional and contemporary work.
Suzanne graciously shared a few of her thoughts on designing with mantels as well as tips on how to make the most of these architectural details.
- “Always consider the room’s proportions when selecting a mantel – scale and proportion are everything in interior design.
- Up next are style and material choice. It is not necessary to “match” the mantel style to the architectural house: an elaborately carved Italianate design can look stunning among the clean lines of a contemporary space, while a simpler design might work better among highly detailed classical architecture. ”
Antibes Mantel by Suzanne Tucker for Chesney’s in Azul Valverde Limestone
Belaggio Mantel by Suzanne Tucker for Chesney’s in Statuary Marble
3. A beautifully carved mantel can make such a difference in a room: they are places to stage a chic “mantel-scape”, decorate seasonally or place personal objects. I build a fire almost every night and love the cozy warmth, the delicious aroma and the visual interest. Nothing says “home” to me more than having a burning fire within a beautiful fireplace or is more welcoming to our family and friends.
4. “Think of a mantel as an important focal point in the room that deserves as much consideration as the floor, the walls and the furnishings. In a contemporary space, these designs can be a bold stroke, a great statement. And in a more traditional interior, they can be a lovely architectural complement, a good marriage.”
Voltaire Mantel by Suzanne Tucker for Chesney’s in Bianco Avorio Limestone.
So, why not consider one of these stunning mantels in your new home or remodel, and light your fire tonight? A small detail that can make all the difference.
Visit Suzanne Tucker / Tucker & Marks new collection here.
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