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.
A charcoal gray inset pops in Skye McAlpine’s traditional fireplace.
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.
The well used concrete fireplace in the lounge of the Hotel Saint Cecilia.
Preppy meets cozy in this masculine study.
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.