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Light Up Your Fire With These Modern Fireplace Tools

Fall is the best time to complete your hearth with some modern fireplace tools. From cute little andirons to useful sets of brooms and shovels fireplace accessories bring their own charm home.

There are still many vintage-looking fireplace tools on the market, but modern and contemporary styles aren’t exactly trailing. Minimal stainless steel look and powder-coated finish are more popular right now, but mid-century modern designs can still be found in antiquated and aged metals like bronze.

Mid-Century Modern Fireplace Tool Sets

1950s Donald Deskey Fireplace Tools
1950s Donald Deskey Fireplace Tools via One Kings Lane

Want to bring a peculiar mix of mid-century modern and vintage aesthetics to your hearth? Here are 1950s sculptured bronze fireplace tools designed by Donald Deskey to set you up.

Curvy and delightfully Art Deco-ish, these show that you don’t have to painfully choose between traditional and modern styles when dressing up your fireplace.

Steel Ligne Inox Modern Fireplace Tool by Jean Paul Creations
Steel Ligne Inox Modern Fireplace Tools by Jean Paul Creations via Douglas Rosin

Brass and steel work together better than you may have thought. And the Art Deco aesthetic helps the two metals merge and stand out beautifully against each other.

Designed by Jacques Charles of Maison Charles the modernist tool set is an elegant addition to any modern fireplace.

Douglas Tool Set
Douglas Tool Set by John Lyle Design

Art Deco seems like a fitting style for modern fireplace tools. It gives them an elegant touch eliminating any trace of their utilitarian origins.

John Lyle Design offers a wide assortment of modern and contemporary fireplace accessories that you’d want to scoop and bring home like the Douglas tool set made in noble bronze and matching stainless steel.

Contemporary Modern Fireplace Tools

Chimo 5 Piece Fireplace Set
Chimo 5 Piece Fireplace Set by Blomus

Pure and smooth, stainless steel gives things a very contemporary look. From a kitchen backsplash to such minute accessories as brushes and shovels, any item in stainless steel will look positively contemporary.

If you find its almost sterile aesthetic attractive, stainless steel can fit with quite a few interior designs.

Fireplace tool set
Fireplace tool set via West Elm

Iron and powder-coated steel are easier to incorporate into modern and even traditional interiors. Also available in different tones and shades they allow you not to settle for black.

Since modern aesthetic is all about simple lines, such iron tools won’t look old-fashioned or too traditional.

Simplicity Modern Stainless Steel Fireplace Tools Set
Simplicity Modern Stainless Steel Fireplace Tools Set via Screenario Home

Contemporary modern style brings a newer look to mundane tools. This set, for instance, doesn’t have the usual stand. Instead, it hides them in a weighted modern holder that looks like something else.

Again, stainless steel gives it a contemporary look even though it’s complete with black accents.

3-Piece Bend Gunmetal Standing Fireplace Tool Set
3-Piece Bend Gunmetal Standing Fireplace Tool Set via CB2

The beauty of many contemporary modern fireplace tools is that they are barely noticeable. Minimal designs render them wispy and barely visible. It’s a useful quality when you’re looking to add fireplace tools to your hearth, but don’t want them to overpower your contemporary minimal decor.

This gunmetal tool set is both stylish and almost invisible, as it hangs from a wispy stand stripped of all and any details and ornaments of those old traditional fireplace tools.

Fire Log Holders & Racks

Antiqued Brass Log Holder
Antiqued Brass Log Holder via Crate & Barrel

Combining a modern log rack design and a traditional aesthetic of a weaved basket, this Crate & Barrel log holder makes a perfect compromise between modern and old-fashioned.

Convenient design allows it to be ultra portable, and attractive antiqued brass finish makes it extremely versatile.

Astor Contemporary Modern Metal Woven Mesh Baskets- Antique Bronze
Astor Contemporary Modern Metal Woven Mesh Baskets- Antique Bronze via Kathy Kuo Home

Another such design is these Astor metal woven mesh baskets in antique bronze that could be used anywhere from a mid-century modern cabin to a minimalist contemporary apartment.

Lightweight and portable they are simply made for homes with more than one fireplace.

Mid Century Modern Fireplace Log Holder Brass and Black Steel Tony Paul
Mid Century Modern Fireplace Log Holder Brass and Black Steel Tony Paul via ETSY

It seems like this mid-century modern fire log holder draws from tradition, but it can probably look quite modernist in the right decor.

Minimal and small it still features decorative legs that dress up its simple design and unusually polygonal shape.

Iron Cabin Log Holder
Iron Cabin Log Holder via Terrain

A perfect cabin fire log holder like this minimal iron rack is both charming and barely visible. Designed in a shape of a traditional house, it looks both rustic and modern.

Thanks to its minimal frame and simple finish, it becomes a versatile fireplace accessory that we could see in a Scandinavian home, a contemporary apartment, or even a traditional modern wood cabin.

Modern Fireplace Screens

3 Panel Metal Fireplace Screen by Woodland Imports
3 Panel Metal Fireplace Screen by Woodland Imports via All Modern

Fireplace screens are arguably the most glamorous fireplace tools. They aren’t simply for protecting your floors from flames anymore. They are to decorate and simply dress up a plain fireplace design.

This Woodland Imports screen is an epitome of modernist style with just a hint of Art Deco. Tin and beige, it makes a beautiful ornament in the living room.

Layla Fireplace Screen
Layla Fireplace Screen via Horchow

This iron beauty looks almost rose gold and its Art Deco-ish pattern gives it a further boost in decorating properties.

Equipped with mesh the screen ensures no flames reach your wooden floors. And its antiquated look brings a nice contrast to a polished contemporary interior.

Shay Glass Fireplace Screen
Shay Glass Fireplace Screen via Horchow 

Need something more fitting for a sophisticated modern home? Here is a glass screen framed in golden brass that turns fire into a beautiful artwork.

Since many screens obstruct the view of fire, this one stands out with its open airy design.

Vestal Firescreen
Vestal Firescreen by John Lyle Design

Vestal fire screen by John Lyle Design is an example of contemporary post-modern design. Made of hundreds of bronze nail-shaped elements, Vestal makes for one gorgeous conversation-starting screen.

Available in three colors, the screen is the ultimate contemporary living room decoration that attracts all attention becoming a room’s focus.

Modern Fireplace Andirons

Gates Andirons
Gates Andirons by John Lyle Design

Andirons can be as decorative as they are functional. Just take a look at these Givenchy-esque Gates andirons by John Lyle Design.

Beautiful and positively fashionable, these andirons will not only keep your logs burning evenly but will also dress up your fireplace in style.

Luxe Andirons
Luxe Andirons by John Lyle Design

Decorative andirons is nothing new, but andirons that are made to look lusciously luxe? Well, John Lyle Design is once again bringing style to the modern fireplace tools.

His Luxe andirons aren’t just made in Art Deco-like style but also come in polished golden bronze, which further takes these tools from ‘meh’ to ‘My’.

Modern Fireplace Accessories

Folding Log Carrier by Pilgrim Hearth
Folding Log Carrier by Pilgrim Hearth via All Modern

Though Pilgrim Hearth specialize on traditional fireplace accessories, this folding log carrier has a positively modernist look thanks to its suede leather fold.

We see it in a mid-century modern cabin or a contemporary home finished with plenty of natural materials like plywood or reclaimed wood.

Leather Log Carrier

Leather Log Carrier by Screenario Home

Made of heavy duty Buffalo leather, this leather log carrier is a stylish fireplace accessory for decor lovers and fashion enthusiasts.

Available in classic brown and smart stylish grey, the log holder can be used in both modernist and traditional interiors bringing along style and pizzazz.

MalloMe Marshmallow Roasting Sticks
MalloMe Marshmallow Roasting Sticks

Kid-safe and fun-looking MalloMe marshmallow roasting sticks aren’t just useful camping tools, but they are pretty enough to use for entertaining guests after dinner in front of a fireplace.

Many modern fireplace tools are designed with beauty and style in mind. Aside from function, they can bring lots of presence and glamour to decor.


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