What type of feeling does the word “fireplace” evoke when you hear it? For me, a fireplace is an invitation to simply relax — a beckoning to cozy up and stay awhile. It’s an excuse to hit the snooze button on day-to-day demands, instead choosing to frivolously watch the flames dance the day away. Along with its power to mesmerize, there’s also the fireplace’s architectural glory, which creates ambiance in a room like nothing else. We couldn’t think of a better time than the coldest part of winter to round up our favorite fireplaces around, from modern and minimalist to Parisian and chic. Click through the slideshow and let us know which one you’d choose!

We love the groovy vibes in Leann Ford’s California home.

photograph by victoria smith for sfgirlbybay

Rustic textures soften a modern design in Jenni Kayne’s California home.

photo via architectural digest by roger davies

A charcoal gray inset pops in Skye McAlpine’s traditional fireplace.

photo by skye mcalpine for cup of jo

Culinary inspiration from the kitchen of our favorite chef française, Mimi Thorrison.

photo from manger by mimi thorrison

Share the love with a fireplace fit for two (rooms!)

space by messana o’rorke

Art deco designs adorn this sleek and chic fireplace surround.

image from domaine home, design by betsy morgan

The well used concrete fireplace in the lounge of the Hotel Saint Cecilia.


Preppy meets cozy in this masculine study.

interior design by abbott moon, via houzz

An oxidized mirror over a sleek black fireplace.

image via i’ll be dead

A zebra rug in front of a mid century modern hearth, via Lonny.

  1. 1
    Vanessa @ Living in Steil | January 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    The fireplace in the California chateau is simply stunning. I would love to spend my days relaxing in front of that beautiful statement piece.


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    Clever Girl Reviews | January 16, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    If you ever get a chance to go to Canada, head over to BC and Hatley Castle! They have several stunning fireplaces with excellent details. You will also enjoy the gardens immensely!

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    Molly Bridget | January 16, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Love the two-for-one deal! My future fantasy has a fireplace in my bedroom.

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    Lisa Stoner | January 19, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Ohhh my goodness, I was blissfully lost in this post! These fireplaces are so dreamy! xx, LS

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