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Fireplace Dreaming

There is something special about a fireplace in winter that draws me in.  As someone who feels the cold, it’s like a magnet!  Unfortunately our 1980s home doesn’t have one but we do have a Coonara wood fire at the beach house and it is our winter gathering point.  There’s nothing better than having a glass of red by the fire, while reading a good magazine or listening to music. The kids of course love the marshmallow toasting while my husband secretly loves the wood chopping factor.

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As we are getting used to the interesting quirks that come with our new house, I am already dreaming of the build.  A fireplace is definitely on the list.  I am still undecided on wood or gas but am quickly learning that are many variables to the aesthetic.

I have found some great inspiration on Pinterest.  These first few images show a black metal ‘facing’ with timber mantle.

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This is the same lounge room in the daytime.  I love the built-in joinery surrounding the fireplace.

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This home owner is lucky enough to have a fireplace in their informal living area too.

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More beautiful joinery.

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There is also the option of a marble tile for the facing.

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I love this hexagonal tile which is very ‘on-trend’.

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Larger marble tiles are another elegant surround option.

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Then there’s the option of the raised hearth.

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What are your favourite elements to the perfect fireplace?

Belinda XO

 

 

 

 

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