As we move from cozy dens to breezy patios and sip sparkling whites in place of robust reds, I (Michelle) am so ready to say see ya later to any and all signs of winter, and there is no season like spring to re-think the way we style our homes. Since we’re all about spaces that combine storage solutions with eye-catching decor, I’m loving the idea of stacking winter’s surplus timber to towering heights in any room of the house as an alternative to the out-of-sight, out-of-mind approach (i.e. the backyard shed). Take a gander at more woodsy spaces after the jump, and we’re pining to know: would you dare to add a rustic touch of stacked firewood to your interiors?   

images: 1. Lena Proudlock Photography for Maison Francase Magazine via South of Market 2. Emma Reddington of The Marion House Book via sfgirlbybay 3. Mark Borthwick via e15 4. Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects via La Boheme Blog

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    Maya | April 25, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Wow, I love the graphic effect of the wood on the last photo. Judy Alridge also uses her fireplace as wood storage and I think the effect is gorgeous (link below). A great idea, but I do, however, worry about spiders nesting in the wood.

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    Andrea | April 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Such a great decoration idea, also quite practical! It adds such a rustic feel to an otherwise clean and chic room. 🙂
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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    jen | April 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    LOVE IT all!! I like the unusable fireplace completely filled with stacked firewood, as well.

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    Kate {Something Fabulous} | April 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    What a beautiful home! Looks very cosy indeed.

    Kate {Something Fabulous}


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    Georgina | April 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I love the blunt contrast the wood has in comparison to the stark white of the decor.

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    lenya | April 25, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Totally loving the stacked wood – it adds a clean and natural element to any home!!!

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    Kathryn Cumming | April 26, 2012 at 3:00 am

    This is something that I definitely would dare to do…

    Just as soon as I have a house with a fireplace!

    It looks fantastic, and is practical. The wood has to be stored somewhere, so why not make a feature of it?


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    Debra Kapellakis | April 26, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Chopped wood as a decorting item! ? I like it!

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    teresa | April 26, 2012 at 11:40 am

    would i dare? i dream about it! i love this look so much and have plans to create something similar to photo #2. my only fear is of the spiders that like to live in wood piles. how do i keep them from moving in? i’ll definitely start with nice clean wood you can find at grocery stores.

    • Michelle Sereno | April 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Teresa, little critters are definitely a concern I have as well. I think your suggestion of getting wood from a clean source is key, thanks for sharing! Best of luck!

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    Michelle Sereno | April 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    So glad ya’ll are catching my drift 😉 Thanks for the feedback!

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    Victoria Fisher / | April 27, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Very inspiring and definitely beats my shambles of a log basket!

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