Scarves have been dug out of drawers and boots replace sandals on shoe racks. Winter is here. You may be thinking about updating, replacing or buying a brand new fireplace to turn your home in to a cosy, cold free getaway. But with thousands of design options available, picking the perfect fireplace can be daunting. At Coulon Stone we’ve been creating bespoke, natural stone fireplaces for 25 years, so we’ve put together a list of three of our favourite designs which can work in any home.

1. ELIZABETHAN STYLE – Some of the most beautiful fireplace designs come from the past. An arched opening with recessed detail and solid proportions are characteristic of stone Tudor fireplaces. We love the simple detail, sturdy stature and bricked inlay of Elizabethan fireplaces and think they can be easily adjusted in size to create a charming focal point in any home.

2. DARK, CONTEMPORARY STYLE – A natural stone fireplace doesn’t only mean white marbles or cream limestones, darker stones like Belgian Black Fossil, or Italian slate offer a modern take on the stone fireplace. Darker colours can be just as flexible in their design as the familiar lighter ones, including detailed carvings or no detail at all, either way they create a unique edition to your home.

3. MORE THAN ONE STONE STYLE – Mixed textures and multi-colours have covered home décor magazines for years, so why not take this trend and apply it to your fireplace design. This beautiful Bath Stone Fireplace includes a Jura Blue Grey Limestone brick inlay and hearth. The mix of colours and textures work perfectly and elevate the fireplace from simple to exciting.


Coulon Stone are based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and cover Beaconsfield, Marlow, Henley, Gerrards Cross, London, Oxford and beyond.

If you would like a FREE QUOTE for your fireplace, kitchen worktop, bathroom project,  in either granite, marble, limestone, quartz or slate, bring or send us some measurements and/or drawings with a rough idea of which stone you like, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours with an idea of budget.