A Fireplace, warm and toasty

I'm cold. I feel warmer and happier around a fireplace. Which is ironic, as I just tore mine out of my living room while redoing my kitchen. It was big and clunky and the thinking goes- once I secure some fabulous new job this year, I'll be able to afford a gas stove in a better location that is also, much better looking. So I started to peruse the web and found some fireplace beauties to bookmark and share...

My living room is set up much like this but with a couch on one side and two chairs on the other. I'd like a gas stove right smack in the middle that faces my new kitchen. I shall believe it into existence...

Hope this inspires and invokes that warm and toasty feeling, if only for a moment. It's these moments, afterall, that help get us through the winter. I know, I'm a crybaby here in Atlanta where it's not half as cold as where my sister is in Boston or brothers in Connecticut or so many in the freezing midwest. But hey, I'm cold, and that feeling is universal, right? Let's all try to spend a little more time in front of the fireplace...making it fabulous and stylish while we're at it. 

 

Photos: Elle Decor; Apartment Therapy; Decor8; Dwell; Le Cordon Bleu, Atlanta; themarionhousebook.com; sabpa.com   Content: Sweet Peach