Amongst the most beautiful fireplaces a home can have is one that takes its cue from fireplaces of old. This is especially compelling when it's an original fireplace or a restoration version that matches the age of the property.
Popular period-inspired pieces include Louis Revival fireplaces with their graceful curves and swags; the Georgian fireplace (mid- and late-Georgian rather than the early ornate variety) which was lightly decorated, though still with some relief carving and inlaid marble; and the cast iron Victorian era fireplace.
One of the most celebrated however is the Regency fireplace. Far more pared-back (in line with the austere architecture of the period), these would generally feature Greek-like columns for the jambs and a fireplace header with fluting, panelling and a Greek or Roman-inspired motifs at either end, much like the one in the LuxDeco scheme pictured.
The Regency fireplace is what paved the way for the classic integrated fireplace design that continued to be emulated throughout modern history.