Rustic Contemporary in Lake Barrington
The fireplace is simplistic with sophisticated details. Large format slate tiles were hand selected for the right balance of color in this highly variable stone. The beam from which the mantle was built is reclaimed from an old Barnum & Bailey barn and refinished by a local craftsman who also added the locally picked rail road ties to complete the design. To give the space more dimension, we furred out the surrounding area on which the slate was applied to create this inset of leathered black granite. The granite texture pulls in the hand forged iron on the doors and iron pegs on the beam. The room was completed by the this one of a kind artemedis fan that also has rustic materials and a contemporary flair.