Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Light My Fire.

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Fireplace season is coming to a close. I can feel it. The birds are singing, spring is in the air. Cozy up while you can.

And what are the rules or ideas at the very least for decorating a mantle? I can never find things that look good.

17 comments:

erin@designcrisis said...

Fireplace season? There was a fireplace season?!

I think it froze twice here.

sheista said...

My mantel is on my list of things to do. Thanks for the inspiration AND motivation(it's been on there awhile)

Pigtown-Design said...

I wish I could light the fireplace in my office, but it's closed off. If I put a bunch of candles in it, i'd probably be fired for violating health & safety rules!

Decorina said...

For mantles I always find that less is more. Mine always ended up with a mirror above, until this house with two fireplaces and not one mantle. Instead, in this 1953 house I have three stair stepped brick brackets...it is a real challenge. All the homes around here have some similar arrangement...with predictibly strange decorating as a result. One woman just had the entire fireplace rebuilt, out of frustration, I'm sure.

Rachel said...

Do you know that my husband lit a fire just the other night, and we realized that the flue had been open since the last time we had a fire???? And that's been a month or so ago! Bad...

For your mantle, I always find that a cool pair or bunch of candlesticks or hurricanes is nice and easy.

hmstrjam said...

beautiful fireplaces, sat and stared at this ornate one at the met today- maybe rococo or baroque? love these simple ones!

CHIC Sensibility... said...

Great rooms, I love it.
Stay chic!

SGM said...

HO-LY CRAP-- $91 for the Ruthie domino? I'm totally selling mine! Except I could never part with it.

Our mantel is in a room with a 25 foot ceiling. I am CLUELESS.

hello gorgeous said...

E. - Does it freeze there?

Sheista - Is that really your name?

Rachel - My husband and I were discussing the fact that we leave our huge fireplace flue open all year and how energy efficient that must be (and we have the bills to prove it - yikes!).

SGM - I can't put a price on them (although $120 for Ione Skye? I liked her house better when she was with David Netto). I will be over later for the RHOC/NY roundup!

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

these fireplaces are fab, all of them. We are in the midst of deciding to put one in

Jill said...

I have the balsa wood mount over my cooktop in the kitchen. I loved it when I bought it, but now it just seems ubiquitous. We light the fireplace all of the time, no matter what the temperature outside. I just crank down the A/C.

Karena said...

Ooh, I love the bench in front of the fireplace. Extraordinary! By the way, I almost always wear scarves as well!

Karena said...
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Karena said...

Art over the mantle of course, as it is such a focal point. Mirrors elsewhere which I love. I am having an art giveaway so please visit!

please sir said...

I can't resist a good fireplace...

erin@designcrisis said...

It freezes here, but only at 3 am in the morning, and only a for a few random days each year.

I really hate the cold, so I kind of love it. Until it's 105 for 30 days in a row during July.

The Little Big House said...

ooh to have a working fireplace - all of ours our just non-working relics to an earlier time (the chimneys are too unsafe to use). As for decorations I have a collection of 3 white milk glass vases with different patterns - although I am starting to get bored of them now... So I am in the same boat.

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