Herringbone-Patterned Firebrick Requires Style to Hearth

As my husband and I gear up for our living room renovation, I have had fireplaces within my mind. More specifically I have been dreaming of herringbone-patterned firebrick. Firebrick outlines a firebox and retains the fire’s heat from penetrating the substances in and around the fireplace. In addition, it can withstand temperatures up to 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit — a fact that is fascinating. But beyond its practical purpose, I am attracted to its own aesthetics.

Available in several colors, firebrick can be installed in most of the normal brick layouts, although I am particularly over the moon to the herringbone design. As the foundation of a fireplace layout, herringbone firebrick makes a picture focal point that plays a massive part in the fireplace’s final layout style.

Urrutia Design

Jason Urrutia combined traditional moldings and herringbone firebrick using a contemporary colour palette and furnishings in this Greenbrae, California, home.

Castro Design Studio

Rodolfo Castro attained a formal, elegant look with traditional limestone firebrick at a complete herringbone design.

Dresser Homes

Get the traditional look of a masonry fireplace by pairing a brick chimney at a totally stacked pattern plus also a firebox with beige firebrick in a herringbone design.

Andrew Roby General Contractor

Custom-built ash walls and also a distinctive beige herringbone-patterned firebox hot this bright beachfront room.

Julie Williams Design

A mantel painted in Benjamin Moore’s Quarry Rock, a labradorite stone surround and buff firebrick at a herringbone pattern superbly combine to make a custom gas fireplace.

Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects

This beautiful fireplace features larger-than-average firebricks in a herringbone pattern and a Texas limestone mantel.

Paul Moon Design

This beige brick firebox at a complete herringbone pattern is striking surrounded by honed black granite.

Beckwith Interiors

The silver tiled wall, textured cube ottomans and herringbone-patterned firebrick make for a beautiful vignette here.

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