Suzanne Tucker for Chesney's

Suzanne Tucker, of San Francisco's Tucker & Marks highly celebrated interior design firm, has launched a  collaboration with famed fireplace mantel Chesney's. It is a result of a "joint appreciation for fine craftsmanship, exquisite materials and sophisticated design" Says Tucker.

Throughout much of the designs that we have come to know and love from Tucker & Marks, it is clear that Suzanne's appreciation for the decorative arts is inspired by her travels throughout Europe. This new collaboration features pieces that reflect her education of global design, offering a robust collection of traditional and contemporary work.

Suzanne graciously shared a few of her thoughts on designing with mantels as well as tips on how to make the most of these architectural details.

  1. "Always consider the room's proportions when selecting a mantel – scale and proportion are everything in interior design.
  2. Up next are style and material choice. It is not necessary to “match” the mantel style to the architectural house: an elaborately carved Italianate design can look stunning among the clean lines of a contemporary space, while a simpler design might work better among highly detailed classical architecture. ”

 

 

Antibes Mantel by Suzanne Tucker for Chesney's in Azul Valverde Limestone

 

Antibes; renderings by William Brierley Tomlinson III; Photograph by Annie Schlechter

 

Antibes, in a Tucker & Marks designed room; Photograph by Matthew Millman

 

 

 

Belaggio Mantel by Suzanne Tucker for Chesney's in Statuary Marble

 

Bellagio; renderings by William Brierley Tomlinson III; Photograph by Annie Schlechter

 

 

Belaggio in progress; Photograph by Annie Schlechter

 

 

3. A beautifully carved mantel can make such a difference in a room: they are places to stage a chic "mantel-scape", decorate seasonally or place personal objects. I build a fire almost every night and love the cozy warmth, the delicious aroma and the visual interest. Nothing says "home" to me more than having a burning fire within a beautiful fireplace or is more welcoming to our family and friends.

4. “Think of a mantel as an important focal point in the room that deserves as much consideration as the floor, the walls and the furnishings. In a contemporary space, these designs can be a bold stroke, a great statement. And in a more traditional interior, they can be a lovely architectural complement, a good marriage."

 

Voltaire Mantel by Suzanne Tucker for Chesney's in Bianco Avorio Limestone.

Voltaire in progress; renderings by William Brierley Tomlinson III; Photograph by Annie Schlechter

 

 So, why not consider one of these stunning mantels in your new home or remodel, and light your fire tonight? A small detail that can make all the difference.

Visit Suzanne Tucker / Tucker & Marks new collection here.

 

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