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Jeanne Chung Designs a Dekton Fireplace

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As the winter sets in, let’s take a moment to appreciate a design renovation by award winning Interior Designer Jeanne Chung featuring an elegant Dekton fireplace. To set the stage, Jeanne provided us with a “before” picture of the space she set out to renovate.


The original stone fireplace, installed in 1964 when the home was built.

Chung’s Solutions to the Project’s Challenges

“My client wanted to keep the original stone façade, while incorporating a mantel where she could display her treasures. However, with a stone façade, there are very few options for mantels.”

“Our solution was to build out a surround, with the top ledge wide enough to act as a mantel. In order to define the fireplace opening and add dimension, we split up the face of the surface.”

Chung on why Dekton

“I was familiar with Dekton, as my kitchen design friends have been singing its praises, but it never occurred to me to use it for a fireplace. However, once I learned more about Dekton’s inherent properties, it only made sense. Dekton can withstand extreme heat, requires no maintenance, is scratch resistant, and most importantly, it looks amazing! Also, its large slabs allowed us to use one continuous piece with no seams. For a designer, that means everything.”

Jeanne is still putting the final touches on this renovation, so stay tuned for the full reveal. In the meantime, take a look at some behind-the-scenes shots of the fireplace as it comes together.





We can’t wait to see the completed project! For more design inspiration, follow us on Twitter at @DektonNA.

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