The client wanted to update a house that was more than 100 years old. The challenge lied within their desire to keep the integrity and character of the house intact, while also updating key spaces, both functionally and aesthetically.

The client was open to new ideas and willing to go outside their comfort zone stylistically. Comfort and function were primary concerns.

One of the biggest obstacles to address for designer Samantha Friedman was the original masonry wood-burning fireplace sitting in the middle of the bathroom, a key space in this remodel project. “The old wood fireplace would have sat directly in front of the bathtub,” noted Friedman. Old, drafty and unattractive, the hearth was in need of a facelift. 

The solution was a gas fireplace insert from Heat & Glo. 

For this project, Friedman selected the COSMO gas fireplace insert. The interior design and customizable front options available with the COSMO series make it an attractive choice for interior designers. 

Friedman selected the Halo modern front in fog, with a crushed glass interior firebed – a strategic choice for a project attempting a unified merger of traditional and modern design. 

“We would never have been able to have the tub, the central focus of the space, where it is. It also allowed me to make the fire stack a focal point,” Friedman detailed.

 Friedman drew her design inspiration for the project from men’s fashion. “By using the gas insert, we made the space both functional and beautiful.” 

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Samantha Friedman Interior Designs, LLC , an East Coast based design firm serving Mid-Atlantic states, stands on a philosophy of creating beautiful, livable designs. Samantha Friedman Interior Designs, LLC offers creative solutions for clients’ everyday needs. The firm’s goal is to create a functional design that makes end users comfortable in their own space. Friedman believes your home should be a reflection of who you are, and will work meticulously with clients to find the best design solution to reflect that. Knowing that every home is different, Friedman Interiors aims to bring out the unique personality of projects through layered colors and textures to blend current styles with traditional elements. This allows Samantha Friedman Interior Designs, LLC to create unique, livable and fresh designs for each client.





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