To take an older home with dated features and transform it with modern appeal is not only possible, but can be done with unique flavor and unexpected combinations. Take, for example, the older brick wall that once housed a predictable stone fireplace. By combining it with a dramatic floor to ceiling fireplace centerpiece, that is characterized by industrial style tiles, the whole room becomes a modern metallic haven, grounded by the peeking brick on either side.

Clever shelving allows personal favorites to be featured and firewood to be kept nearby, while clutter is hidden behind closed doors. The glass coffee table brings in functional surface area, but doesn’t take up visual space and therefore the room remains visually larger and open. Topped off with an arc light that plays off of the metallic theme, the room is uncluttered, yet complete.