Unfortunately, this past Saturday in New York was chilly and rainy once again. I spent the day curled up watching movies (I loved this one) to try and stay warm and out of the gross weather. While I had my trusty space heater warming my feet on the sofa, I longed for a fireplace instead. New York is known for it's beautiful Pre-War apartments with their petite, original fireplaces, but rarely do they work. Even so, I'd kill for a gorgeous marble mantle in my living room. Here are a few of my favorite looks:
The fireplace above is located at Haven's Kitchen here in NY, and I love the juxtaposition of a Victorian-style fireplace mixed with immaculate detailing with modern furnishings.
I love the veining and patina on this pretty mantle:
Extending the marble to the ceiling has become characteristic of more modern fireplaces, and this particular marble slab is a work of art:
This rustic, stone fireplace is delicious and reminds me of John Saladino. I also love the modern andirons and petite lamps:
While we typically see stone, brick, or marble fireplace surrounds, designer Jules Thomas created this bronze and nickel beauty for a home in Seattle, featured in Luxe Source:
But sometimes, a simple white mantle with pretty detailing is enough to do the trick:
Do you have a fireplace at your apartment or home? What style are you most drawn to- sleek and modern, or architecturally ornate and detailed?