Mantle with candles

This blog goes out to all the East coasters being snowed in right now.  If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, settle yourself around a cozy fire and stay warm.


If you’re not so fortunate, you can always add visual warmth and glow by placing a mantle in a corner and filling with candles, or placing candles in a non-working, existing fireplace.


Candles and birch logs

Three-sided fireplace

This three-sided fireplace is enjoyed from the kitchen as well as the family room.

Gas fire with fireballs

If you’re thinking of redoing your gas fireplace, consider replacing logs with crushed glass or fireballs for a more modern look.

White marble fireplace surround

A white marble surround is always classic and goes with most decor.

Copper floor to ceiling fireplace

Floor to ceiling copper mosaic tiles make this a beautiful focal point for a contemporary living room.

Master bathroom fireplace

Even one that needs a bit of renovating can provide warmth and character to any room.  This double-sided one in my master bedroom/bathroom is patiently awaiting to be redone, someday.


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