The best part about winter is a natural warmth you get laying next to the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate. Curled up in a nice book without a worry in the world, why not look at something beautiful while you are at it. Nothing says elegance and luxury than a stunning quartz, granite or marble fireplace. And When it comes to fireplaces I think anyone that knows the difference between the three preferred natural stones (quartz, marble and granite)would hands down vote for Quartz as their weapon of choice.
Quartz is more durable than granite and also requires no polishing or reconditioning, making clean up extremely easy. This comes in quiet handy due to the mess a fireplace creates (if you've had a fireplace would know about the unbelievable clean up headache it comes with) Quartz has the texture that exemplifies modernly and stylish.
You should not rule out Granite though, the vibrant colors make a stunning visual. Its timeless style is always a pleasant to the eye. Granite is heat resistant, and there is no messy installation to interfere with your holiday plans. Granite is notably easy to match with your surroundings the largeness of it patterns and the various colors involved makes the ideal choice.