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Storing the Logs Indoors
Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected." I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
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Today marked the first week I lit a fire in the fireplace and turned on the heat. My fireplace has fake logs, but I miss building old-fashioned fires. In my blogging past, I once poked fun at interiors with too many logs, including a Ralph Lauren paint ad that had several cords of wood stacked against the expensively Ralph Lauren paint painted walls. However, the designers shown below have found clever ways to include just the right amount of indoor storage for logs that incorporates their rough texture into the rooms. I stand corrected!
Well, technically this isn't about log storage, but it's so striking I had to grab your attention with it!
This recess in the wall adds vertical drama and draws our attention away from the television over the fireplace.
Another handy recess – it takes its lines from the fireplace below.
Every time I see a perfect stack of birch logs in a fireplace, I'm willing to bet good money that no one ever burns them!
This room is super-streamlined, but then it has this rough and tumble stack of logs - they provide a great contrast to the clean lines of the room.
This stack of logs looks so beautiful tucked into the granite of the chimney wall.
OK (again!), technically off theme but such a funny little log trailer I couldn't resist.
This stone fireplace is absolutely gorgeous, and the built in box shelf for logs fits right into the built-ins. From top to bottom it goes vase, sculpture, pitcher, logs. Brilliant!
Here just two logs make for perfect photo styling.
This is the woodsiest, coziest room around. The logs are slyly tucked underneath the hearth.