Tasked with bringing the interior of this 3,363 square foot custom home to life, designer Jennifer Crome of State Street Interiors and Furnishings knew leveraging timeless materials and finishes was critical to allow the overall character of the architecture to remain current for years to come. 

One of the main areas of focus for Jennifer was the home’s living room. The client wanted a horizontal fireplace, a style often used for projects seeking a modern look, but the home’s overall style was decidedly classic. Jennifer was challenged with specifying and sourcing a horizontal fireplace that could be fused with traditional elements and complement the rest of the home’s intended design theme.

This goal was achieved by surrounding the COSMO gas fireplace, a popular linear model from Heat & Glo, with stunning transitional components that work well with both classic and modern styles. Featuring clean lines and sleek configuration, the COSMO fireplace was the ideal choice for this mid-range home seeking a hearth model that wouldn’t overshadow the materials around it. 

These included a custom ledgestone surround, selected for its coordinating blue, grey, and cream hues and its horizontal shape that mimicked the lines of the fireplace. Flanked by custom floating cabinets, a chunky mantel, and light-reflective décor (including horizontal artwork as a focal point and shimmering metallic accessories), Jennifer was able to deliver a space that met the client’s style goals while also giving the room ambiance and a stunning design feature. 

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After more than 12 years working with clients, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge on helping project partners achieve success. “The one thing I am most excited about working on any project is achieving the goal - making an interior a personal space that suits your needs,” explains Jennifer. “Designing is about listening to your client and working together to create the perfect space. Anyone can decorate. What I can do is help clients beyond decorating, and concentrate on all aspects of the design process.”



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