This time last year I sat around an open fire with my family in Minnesota. Outside it was cold and the snow was falling, but inside was warm with stories, music and wine. It was beautiful watching the snow pile higher in the back yard. It’s simple moments like these that make life great! I wish you some of these quiet, warm moments with friends and family this holiday season.
Here are several fireplaces (simple in concept, fabulous in impact) to inspire and warm you in 2015!
This faceted geometric mantel on a small firebox provides a big impact in this room.
Art deco inspired fireplace.
Forget the art above the fireplace. Here the fireplace is the art, albeit minimal.
Similar outline with art. This raised surround is beautifully simple.
A simple country fireplace.
Minimal fireplace by John Pawson.
A minimal fireplace in a Scandinavian home.
An old-fashioned wood burning stove gets a modern treatment by Piercy and Company.
The long hearth unifies the design.
An alternate way to make use of the niches flanking the fireplace.
Another faceted fireplace…I sense a theme going on here!
A minimal fireplace in polished stainless steel by Tristan Auer.
Forget the mantel…create a whole recessed wall in stone.
Life on Fire Island.
A home in Norway’s Fjord’s by Snøhetta architects (designers of the home of the new SFMOMA).
David Bjørngaard, December 2014