The world of fireplaces has evolved greatly-there are many great options on the market but the ease of installation with these Dimplex Fireplace units really impressed me. Generally, they install in minutes with no specialty wiring required, making them perfect for renters, condo owners or homeowners wanting a weekend refresh with big return on their investment.

One of the more popular units is the Charlotte Media Unit-It’s easy to see why her style is so popular, she offers dual function as a fireplace and a media console. This creates instant ambiance, provides storage and because of it’s dual function I can easily create a nice furniture grouping around the fireplace without two separate focal points fighting for attention. Charlotte is pre-assembled so very easy to get down into a basement or condo elevator and sets up in minutes! It can accurately reproduce a natural wood-burning fire or gas look and warm up to 1000 square feet.

Opti-myst is the world’s safest fireplace technology that turns water into flames! This beauty blew me away! I could not believe how real the flames look.  As the mist rises up through the bed, light reflects against the water molecules creating a convincing illusion of flames and smoke. It is so life-like in appearance that it is often mistaken for a traditional wood-burning fireplace, yet 100% safe to the touch. This fireplace unit is so flexible it can be installed just about anywhere from a family room to a hotel lobby. I was able to use river rocks, branches or even faux antler horns to change the look seasonally! So versatile.

IgniteXL is Dimplex’s premium linear electric fireplace with interchangeable driftwood or diamond like rocks. IgniteXL is available in lengths up to 100 inches of flawless panoramic flames that boasts a “less frame-more flame” for a dramatic focal point. This particular fireplace is the sexiest one of all! Its sleek lines are perfect for a modern, luxurious look and feel. All of these electric fireplaces allow you to have the ambiance of fire with or without heat, perfect all year round and the one stop solution when gas or wood is not an option.

On the note of fireplaces-I can’t resist giving a little mantle styling advice-here are my top 3 tips to getting the most dramatic look to compliment your fireplace:

  1. Group art in 3’s using various heights-keep to complimentary colours.
  2. Add one sculptural element like a vase or statue.
  3. Layer in some greens for softness.


Here’s a behind the scenes look in case you missed us!

Photographer: Tracey Ayton