Nov 10, 2010

Cozy Up: Fabulous Fireplaces

First of all, I want to apologize for neglecting my blogging duties. We are in the midst of two large installations at work and things are crazy to say the least! My only comfort these days is this wonderful Fall weather.  I love coming home and bundling up in blankets and pouring myself a cup of my new winter blend tea (sounds cheesy I know, but it's true!).  It's too bad our new apartment doesn't have a fireplace.  I absolutely loved the fireplace at our last place.  Not only did it give great ambient light and set a certain mood, but it allowed us to never use the heater!  As I dreamed of lighting a fire last night I decided to do some research and came across these fabulous fireplaces.
This is a traditional fireplace but the sleek stone slab gives it a great modern twist.
  
This is a stone reproduction of an antique fireplace.  The high mantel works great in a large space - it's the kind of fireplace you can almost stand inside of and get realllly warm.

 
For a more modern space this low profile fireplace with a gray facade would work beautifully.
  
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Similar to the Exquisite Surfaces fireplace, this is more traditional in styling. However, it's smaller scale lends itself to more apartment living. And of course, there is always the hearingbone firebox that I absolutely love!
  
Here's another modern approach with a more sleek, built-in appearance.  If it were me, I'd defenitely put a great piece of art for those downlights to highlight. 

5 comments:

LatteLisa said...

Beautiful finds!

We have a fire place that isn't functioning, it has been closed with tiles. Who on earth does something like that? If the apartment was mine I'd smash them in a second ;-)

Lindsey "Lou" Pearson said...

Thank you. I know exactly how you feel with the apartment dilemma! Oh the things I would do if I owned this place...

Cathy said...

I wonder if the fireplace in the photo is really functioning. By the looks of it, it appears to me like it’s more of a d├ęcor or a design piece. In my opinion, it’s okay to have a stylish fireplace, but make sure that you’ll be able to use it according to its purpose.

-Cathy Newman

Angelina Garcia said...

I have to agree that all these fireplaces are fabulous in their own way! By the way, what’s your choice? I hope that you’ll be able to set up your own fireplace too.

-Angelina Garcia

Lindsey "Lou Lou" said...

Hi Angelina,

I love the first one. A great mix of modern and cozy!

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