Aah the holidays. They always bring up visions of crackling fire in the hearth. But what do you do if you have a non-working fireplace, or one located in a warmer climate? Or you simply can’t be bothered with the effort it takes to maintain a flame. Sure you could turn on the “burning log” on TV, but does that really cut it?
I think not. This year at Holiday House NYC, I spotted 3 fresh ways to style your fireplace.
Hands down my favorite technique is the glass-like glowing logs I spotted in the room designed by Lillian August shown above. You can find similar ones at Jeff Benroth Studios. Pricey but you would have them forever.
You also could cover that vast black hole with an AMAZING sculpture-like screen. That’s what Patrick James Hamilton did in his room at Holiday House NYC.
Arteriors offers several very attractive fireplace screens that have an artful look to them.
Finally, Gary McBournie filled his fireplace with an over abundance of conch shells, an ideal solution for those celebrating a Coastal Christmas and also a solution for the vacant fireplace hole in the summer. Ebay has many seashell sellers at reasonable rates.
It doesn’t always have to be “chestnuts roasting over an open fire.”