Our French Country mantel has a timeless design and style to work with traditional and transitional interiors. Having that flexibility at hand, this mantel is definitely one of our most popular mantels.
As the demand for it is high, we have it available in 4 standard sizes:
FC72 Palais Grand
FC 72 Palais
FC60 Palais Grand
- go to the page for the mantel to download spec sheets
With all that said, we still come across requests for customization on this particular mantel.
We thought to share ways to make this mantel bespoke:
- Trimming - We can trim or shave the plinth, column base or the inside of the posts or legs by 6” or less to accommodate wider size fireplace inserts.
- Depth Trimming - We do trim the depth of the mantel to a minimum of 12” especially for walls with bigger bump out. This makes the mantel look exactly the same but not space intrusive.
- Wrap around mantel - Some walls with deep build out leave the sides empty when the mantel is installed in the center. For some clients, this blank space is an eye sore. We can make it more interesting and elegant by wrapping around the sides with our French Country. This is very do-able provided that the dimension is not more than 24” or it will not just look grand but really massive.
- Extended French Country - This customization is mostly suited for wider and taller walls. This mantel is scaled to the size proportionate to the wall dimensions. Extension can be up to 100” in length.
Custom hearths - We have standard and raised hearths in 3 different designs and sizes; the Chateau, Square, and the Slab. Standard sizes are 72” x 2” and raised is from 12”-15” in height. At any point you feel like designing your own, we can make it happen with few restrictions.
However way you want your French Country mantel, let us know…We can help!
Summer barbecues may be over but getting together with family and friends is just the start of the many social events that is expected in the upcoming holidays.
One of the best places to gather around is by the fire; weather it’s a fire pit, campfire, or even stove heater, we all are drawn to the warmth it emits and the movement of its flames - a graceful and hypnotic dance.
But with all the numerous selections of outdoor fire pits that are currently out in the market, how can you pick the right one for you?
Here are some helpful pointers to help you choose your kind of firepit:
If you are looking for an elegant yet classic, or boldly contemporary firepit and are into more intimate and cozy effect, then the Firebowl style is best suited for you. What is more intimate than gathering around in a circle? The round compact and wide rim design of the firebowl has a burner of 60k BTU, that gives out more than enough heat to keep everybody warm and snuggly!
If you, however, want a more modern and contemporary look, the linear or square firetable is definitely trending at the moment. Aside from the present-day appeal of its style, a firetable has ample table space that is both decorative and functional for your entertaining purposes. It is also perfect to be used as a space divider. Depending on the model, our standard Quadra Firetable has a standard 50k BTU that emits enough heat for warmth and table use.
Our French Country fireplace is one of our most popular models if not the bestseller among all our products. With its elaborate traditional design twisted with a modern touch, no one can miss its grand appearance in your living room. Dreamcast Design and Production is giving out tips and recommendations to help you select a traditional mantel from our French Country fireplace model.
Height and Gas Unit Size
It is important to consider the height and width based off ceiling of your fireplace. If you prefer it to be a bit higher off the floor, consider getting hearth for the base and get taller legs if required. If you prefer the model to be on the shorter side, we recommend to cut the posts off inside. It is also advisable to change to Torino or Venizia option if the first two tips do not quite work for you. The gas unit size is a factor that must be considered as well as it has to be in proportion to the overall size of your fireplace.
Plant-On Style or Wrap Around
There are 2 styles of mantels that you could choose from: the plant on style or wrap around mantel. However, whatever style you prefer, it is very very important to think of the scale of the room. Is 6' wide enough space? Will the mantel still be functional after the install? Depending on how you like it, both styles give out the classy French Country effect of this fireplace in your home.
In January 2018 we took a trip to see first hand mantels of the European Old World, as we work to introduce a more classical style to our line-up. After a brief stop over in France we stopped in Rome, Florence and Venice to see the palazzo masterpieces up close.
We were pleasantly surprised that a number of our existing styles are in fact true timeless classics! Many mantels from the Renaissance age featured throughout the Italian Museum Mansions were actually what we'd call "transitional" these days and simply elegant curves.
In Rome we stopped by Castel Sant'angelo; originally commissioned by Emperor Hadrian. It was used as a Castle in the 14th Century by the Popes and connected to the St. Peter's Basilica Cathedral.
As we toured the space in one of the rooms we saw a ringer for our Chateau Surround! It had the same strong front curves on the profile for that softened elegant touch.
Linea is our brand new addition to DreamCast fire pit family. It is a modern concrete fire pit that is functional and stylish. The large opening houses 36" linear burner. The 5" rim around the unit offers the tablespace to maximize its functionality. The natural smooth concrete finish makes it a fire feature that works in any contemporary backyard setting.
Choose any of our eight integral colors to make it complement an outdoor living area or boldly stand out.
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