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.
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)