An Escea gas fireplace was a central part of the open plan living space design during the renovation of a beautiful art deco home in Melbourne. The two-storey home, which belongs to interior consultant Rebecca Shnider and her family, was renovated a few years ago, and an Escea DL850 gas fireplace was installed in the living area.

Rebecca Shnider said they chose an Escea fireplace because of its sleek and minimalist design as well as its thermostatic control. A gas fireplace, unlike wood, also meant no mess and zero maintenance, she said.

The Shnider family chose the logs fuelbed as it was the most natural looking gas fireplace in the market.

Rebecca Shnider said it was important to balance the old home with newer design elements during the renovation. To ensure the fireplace blended in well with the rest of the space, which was open, the fireplace surround had the same colour as the white walls in the living room. A hearth was also added beneath the fireplace to function as a shelf for the television and other home accessories. This was a great use of space as the AV equipment could be hidden away in the shelves beneath the hearth.

Escea gas fireplaces are designed to keep the wall cool, which means anything from art to televisions can be hung above the fireplace safely without risking damage. Rebecca Shnider chose a kilim rug for this area.