Living Room, Sofa, Standard Layout Fireplace, Light Hardwood Floor, Gas Burning Fireplace, Ceiling Lighting, Chair, and Shelves The living room and dining room were originally separated by a central fireplace, which interior designer Nicole Hollis removed to create this great room. She installed a modern, custom eight-foot-long open gas fireplace in the living room, equipped with sensors that automatically turn it off when someone gets too near to the flames.  Modern Fireplaces That Make the Room by Jaime Gillin from Pacific Heights Remodel