This house underwent a massive renovation with the exception
of the library where the original dark paneling was to remain.
The program for the fireplace was to cover the existing brick
fašade, maintain the terra-cotta tile hearth, and to complement a
large Oriental rug chosen for the room. For the design we elected
to use a ginkgo leaf motif glazed in marigold to contrast with the
dark walls. We extended the tile into the firebox to cover
the brick as well as lend more visual weight to the relatively