Mr. V loves to have fires in our fireplace. I think it’s safe to say that’s a dude thing. We have a wood burning fireplace and as wonderful as that is…sometimes we have the awful moments of realizing the flue is closed, the wood we are burning is green or the unfortunate camp fire smell that can linger for days.
All that withstanding, I still love the crackle and pop of the wood and the cozy glow that overtakes our family room. We have a large stone hearth that I will sit on (until my back feels scorched) and it doubles as extra seating when we casually entertain.
I have been working on a project that required a fireplace redesign recently (and will post pictures) and I wanted to share the inspiration I found while working.
Black marble is so elegant and timeless.
I love the incorporation of stone and detailed millwork. Look at the layers on the curved crown!
Stephen Fuller Designs
This mirrored wall absolutely sends me. Chic. Glamourous. The simple white mantel with mirrored surround is genius.
Crumbly. Textured. French. Reminiscent of a pier glass or old Trumeau mirror. Delicious.
Gothic? Renaissance? Storybook Cottage? A little bit of all of that. Neat shape. Love the paneling scale.
A similar shape but what a different interior. Pristine yet still cozy.
via Google images
I adore this. I want to visit here. I just know it’s in some incredibly exotic locale–Morocco perhaps?
John Saladino- The master. He is known for his use of space and materials. Boom.
Pretty. Pretty. Pretty. I love the old brick in the fireback and the small scale.
via Cote de Texas
Fresh. What a great way to treat a fireplace all the way up. Bordered with simple trim pieces. I like.
The color is great. All painted in to keep the design cohesive. It’s still the focal even though there are many elements to draw your eye askew. Great millwork. Additionally, the placement of the lighting over the bookshelves is one of my favorite ways to add ambient light. I really love herringbone bricks in a fireback.
via Cynthia Webb
Like a hidden picture. There is a wood burning stove inside a fireplace. And it’s surrounded by a little pretty and a lot of symmetry. My cup of tea.
via Google images
A great space. Rustic combined with bright white, ethereal drapery and a lovely proportioned fireplace, surround and hearth. I would live here.
Stay warm chickadees!