Home is Where the Hearth Is
With cooler evenings on the way, is it any wonder that cozy afternoons and evenings find us camping out by the fireplace? An authentic roaring fire can’t be beat, but as with so many things, technology is so incredible these days that the gas versions can be (almost) equally enchanting. What luxury to have a fireplace in a bedroom or kitchen. The original focal point in a gathering place, long before the advent of the radio or television, the stories told and intimacies shared by a fire are still the best. The mantel is also a natural place to start with any sort of seasonal decor, and there I don’t necessarily mean the changing of seasonal sporting events since in many homes we are seeing televisions mounted and recessed above the fireplace in a way that manages to be quite discreet thanks again to technology – whisper thin screens that do not take away from the charm of the surround. Let some of these inviting rooms help you look forward to time spent indoors and crisp winter nights by a fireside.
Key Image: Anne Hepfer Designs