Before & After: A Stylish Babyproof Fireplace

Of course safety comes first, but if you can combine safety with style, all the better. Lindsay wrote us to share a terrific solution her friend, Kate, Stone, came up with to keep her toddler out of the fireplace while adding to the decor instead of subtracting from it.

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A magnetic chalkboard - nice!! It's not only leaps and bounds more attractive, but its become a functional playspace. See Kate's toddler in action using it on Lindsay's blog, Pink Green & Zebra.

By the way, NYC-based Lindsay offers interior styling services specializing on affordable, green and clutter-free solutions. Check her out here.

(Images: via Pink Green & Zebra)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.