PRLog - July 10, 2012 - WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- If you have spent much time in Southern California, you are probably familiar with the mild climate and abundant sunshine here. But you probably also know that at night temperatures tend to drop and it can get a little chilly, even in the summer. Most Californians like spending time outdoors as much as possible. After all, outdoor activities are half the point of living in California in the first place, which is why there are so many barbeques and pool parties.
When people here in the Golden State extend their social gatherings beyond sundown, they frequently start bonfires or turn on outdoor heating lamps. What seems to be growing in popularity are outdoor fireplaces, or at least Moroccan-style fireplaces. Therefore, we at
Le Mosaiste thought it might be a good time to share a recent fireplace project, where one of our mosaic tile patterns was used rather effectively.
Part of this West Hollywood Hills remodeling and landscaping project was an outdoor lounge with fireplace. The designer and his client decided that a Moroccan inspired outdoor area would be a great fit for the Spanish style house. Some of the more typical Mediterranean design elements used were candle holders, fabrics, lanterns, sconces, and wall plaster.
However, the homeowner insisted on having a “kicker”, something that would take the rustic, old world feel of the outdoor lounge to another level. As a result he and his designer opted for a brilliant combination of stone and tile for the fireplace, as they envisioned it to be the centerpiece of the entire outdoor area. They chose our popular Sevilla mosaic pattern in custom colors (grey white, emerald green, and black), pairing it up with authentic stone relics from Ancient Greece. From a design point of view, putting these two historic materials into context was a stroke of genius.