Inspiration: Fabulous Fireplaces

Inspiration: Fabulous Fireplaces

Kristen Lubbe
Aug 26, 2011

I'm finally moving to the West Coast (Long Beach, CA) and I've been searching and searching for apartments that are the perfect combination of everything I love. During my search I've noticed a trend among apartments in LBC — fireplaces!

I've never had an apartment with a fireplace before so it's unfamiliar territory for me. I'm overwhelmed with excitement and the possibilites of actually residing in an apartment with a fireplace. Some have been functioning fireplaces while others are now strictly decorative — but that doesn't necessarily mean anything to me. I absolutely love the charm and character they bring to a space.

I could hang our tv above the mantel — which would also save money because I could forego an entertainment center. I could also hang a large mirror or a single piece of artwork or even a cluster of smaller pieces of artwork — I certainly own enough!

If the fireplace isn't functional there are so many options on what to put inside. I really love the look of stacks of wood filling the opening because it provides a rustic element in the polished environment.

How did you style your fireplace?

Images: 1. Abbey Goes Design Scouting, 2. via Bliss, 3. Skonahem, 4. Sketch 42, 5. DecorPad

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