Classic CottageBeach Style Living Room, New York
Photography by Laura Moss
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According to Gallagher, the introduction of central heat meant that fireplaces became fewer, smaller and more about atmosphere than survival. “Andirons became mass produced in the Industrial Age,” he says. “You started to see decorative andirons with whimsical shapes and motifs.”An example is this pair of anchors that give a nautical flavor to a Jules Duffy Designs project.
Part of an addition is this cozy family room. The fireplace surround is crafted of local stone, and the mantel is a piece of reclaimed wood. The brass anchor andirons already belonged to the homeowner and inspired other brass finishes in the room. Duffy began her layering on the floor, with a woven braided sisal rug bordered in leather. Another nod to coastal style is the raffia-wrapped bench in front of the hearth. For paint colors, she added pale greens and driftwood tones, which subtly nod to the coast. Overhead she painted the beams white for an airier feel.Table lamps: Christopher Spitzmiller