baby it's cold outside

The temperature has dipped below freezing here in Atlanta and one of the things I don't like about living in my tiny studio is NOT having a fireplace. Nothing is better than the crackle and pop of a wood burning fireplace, in my opinion, and I certainly miss it! I actually create a makeshift "fireplace" with candles at the center of my living area at night. It doesn't warm the place in temperature but it definitely makes me FEEL good.

niki mcneill candle fireplace silver tray
My little faux fireplace

While snuggling under my blankets last night I was thinking about what my ideal fireplace would be. I found some great examples of contemporary & transitional styles that I LOVE on

Abbe Fenimore - Studio Ten 25 contemporary living room

Love the airy feel of this contemporary fireplace!

Lake Home Master Bath mediterranean bathroom

Who wouldn't want a fireplace next to their garden tub?

Fireplace modern living room

My dream house has a two sided fireplace, and the mosaic tiles around this one are so chic.

STonehedge Exteriors contemporary living room

And lastly, I LOVE the chimney design in this modern home. Not sure what the material is surrounding it but it looks like leather...

Hope you're staying warm where ever you are!

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Creative spirit living & loving in Raleigh, NC.