We had a chimney sweep come clean out our fireplace ("G'day Govnah" my son kept saying. No, I kept saying, that is just on Mary Poppins. And the guy came with a top hat!).
So after the sledding, the bundling up, we come in for tea by the fire. Our modest fireplace. A run-of-the-mill fireplace. These photos exhibit unusual and man-have-they-done-it-right fireplaces. These fabulous designs are on fire.
Another unusual shape of a fireplace imbedded in a fantastic stone wall--nothing short of amazing. An example of the impressive blend between quaint and modern.
One simple artwork over the fireplace creates visual interest while keeping it simple.
Such an unusual shape for a fireplace, accented by the unusual shapes around it--the varied width of the long artwork, the tripod lamp, etc.
A view from across the room, showing how well it integrates into this open space.
Wonderful variety of heavy materials around the simple smaller opening for the fire. The ledge of the mantle is a wonderful artistic touch.
A favorite photo of mine, because of the unusual steel industrial look in this pristine room, and because of the surrounding seating of this unusual pair of chairs.
The placement of the extra firewood keeps the room clear of clutter and creates almost a kind of artwork for the season.
This fireplace is so nicely positioned in the room, creating a corner but allowing a view of it from any vantage point. The rug and furniture position help create a distinct area around the hearth.
Another modern and unusual look. While becoming the central focus of this space, the hearth here is discreet enough to never overpower the room.
Clean-lined and minimalist, this fireplace puts out a simple fire surrounded by traditionally-placed symmetrical furniture, with interesting variation in color and detail.
This modern corner fireplace allows a beautiful view--with all the warmth of the hearth. The chimney here is a fascinating take on the classic. The surrounding furniture matches the mood by creating a modern AND cozy feel.