The incredibly long cold snap in Colorado, that I hear has taken over a good portion of the US, has me wanting to snuggle in by a nice warming fire. Here are some favorite fireplaces from my inspiration files.
A suite in the Greenwich Hotel (partially owned by Robert De Niro). This has to be one of the coolest hotels I have ever seen (Would you expect anything less from Bobby?). You can check out the rest of it here: http://www.thegreenwichhotel.com.
The symmetry in this photo is great, although the fireplace is almost to pretty to use.
This one is just the opposite of the image above, I am drawn to its imperfection and those andirons (or firedogs - the iron braces that hold the logs)
There is so much going on in this room, the fireplace certainly isn't the focal point, but it could be. The fireplace surround and wallpapered chimney are stunning.
The majority of fireplace images I have collected are Midcentury Modern or Retro in feel. I am drawn to their sleek style.
The Malm fireplace can be used indoors or out. I love the color of this one. If you were patient (which I am not), you can find one of these on Craigslist or you can purchase a brand new one at Design Within Reach (DWR.com)
This room is nearly Midcenury Modern perfection in my eyes, a nice balance of iconic MCM furniture, but updated so it doesn't feel like a time warp. My favorite part is the two sided fireplace and the cushioned built in bench - lovely!
These bottom two photos are the same project I posted yesterday from when I worked for a design firm in Vail. The fireplace surround is an antique that was deep cleaned to get of centuries of soot. (Don’t look to closely at these photos – they were snapped on my iphone while the owners were out of town and the caretaker- yes, caretaker – had turned the cushions on the sofa up so they wouldn’t get flattened or collect dust).
I hope you are all curled up next to the fire at your house until we find our way out of this deep freeze!