Category Archives: Fireplace

Wood Burning Stoves… Feel the heat!

To me there is something nostalgic about walking into a home that is heated by a wood stove, you just can’t beat it! Not only are they a great design feature but have ample benefits such as cost effective heating (and if the power goes out, you are guaranteed to stay warm!).  I think that wood burning stoves are a timeless feature that can work beautifully in any interior.  Here are a few images to inspire warm thoughts!

Here is a great image from Coastal Style, showing how a wood-burning stove can really be the centerpiece to a room (even in a unique space like this – The living room was created from an old railway carriage!)

In this Scandinavian Interior, a modern cook top is fashionably place next to an antique wood stove.  This is a great shot showing a smaller scale fireplace in the heart of the kitchen; functional and tasteful!
(Living with Light by Gail Abbott)

I love this modern stove designed by Singapore Architect Albano Daminato, which to me has an antique feel but shows itself off with very clean lines.

I think this is a great looking wood stove from Firebelly that you can purchase in a variety of finishes.  The optional log box (as shown) is a great addition as well!

Another great modern option is the Shaker from Wittus-Fire

I know when I build a home, you can guarantee that a wood burning stove will be carefully fit into the design! Stay well and warm…

Fireplaces with Wood Storage

First and for most, I realize that I have disappeared over the last few weeks, and I apologize! I had a wonderful trip to Charleston, a bout of not feeling well, and some mental shutdown downtime… But now I am back! My style files have been organized, and I am hoping to inspire with many new posts!

The weather has been quite dreary here in Atlanta, but all around the country it seems as if Winter has been in full force! All of the images of snow have inspired some new posts on fireplaces.

I love the idea of building some wood storage into your fireplace.  If you are building, what a great opportunity to include something like this into your design!  It it not only functional, but can be a great design element.

I love the wooden slab beam with exposed bolts on this sleek stucco fireplace from the home of Tim McNamara

I love this more traditional application as well.  It has a historic feel, but with a modern cleanness.
(Design by Birch Coffey)

The idea of having this stunning painted brick fireplace in my breakfast room makes me absolutely giddy! I could enjoy my morning coffee by the fire for hours!(Image from Beta Plus publishing)

This narrow application works perfectly in this design!
(apologies, source unknown)

Many older and historic homes have fireplaces the unfortunately are nonfunctional, however you can still accent them in unique ways.
(Apartment Therapy)

So what do you think? Love the idea, wish you could have it, totally not for you?
I would love to hear your thoughts…. Stay well and warm!