Toronto Stylist Goes for Electric Fireplace

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When designing my living room I wanted a casual, livable space. My husband and I wanted to start a family in this home so we chose elements that would wear well with children and entertaining.

We wanted to go bold with our fireplace. It’s the main feature when you walk in the front door of our home and it really brings the wow factor.

Cozy living room with electric fireplace and TV on a black accent wall.
Stylist Jaclyn Harper chose a Dimplex Revillusion electric fireplace and black shiplap wall as the focal point in her new open concept living space.

I love the contrast of the black shiplap against the white walls. By bringing the shiplap all the way to the ceiling we added dimension to the space.

An electric fireplace was the most cost effective route for us. My husband and I had a complete home renovation underway and we realized that if we went with gas, the ventilation and gas lines would cost us up to $10,000.

When I saw the Dimplex Revillusion, I knew it was the perfect solution for our dilemma. It provides the ambiance and heat we were looking for. Plus, it’s super cost effective. When it’s turned on without heat it uses the same amount of electricity as a single light bulb. Impressive right? We love that.

My favorite feature about our fireplace is just how real it looks. It adds dimension to the space, whether it's on or off. If you have kids it's a great option as well because it doesn’t get too hot. We love this unit and use it daily, even in the summer, as we can simply choose the no-heat option but still get the amazing ambiance of a fire.