To soon? Yes, summer is just ending, but we're already thinking about cozying up to a roaring fire in the coming months. Here are a few inspiring ideas for the hearth, including one for an apartment, believe it or not....
- Bold blue tiles pop against matte gray walls in this interior from photographer Paul Raeside.
- Alison's fireplace got a paint job (actually, two) in this Before & After (& After Again).
- Crisp, clean white gussies up this fireplace from AB Chao's Project: Fireplace Paint Job.
- Don't let a little thing like a "lease" or "legal ramification" stop you from your fireplace dreams. If you find the perfect one, stick it in and add some candles, like this one from Flickr Finds: Degerka's Orange Fireplace.
- The painting averse could try a facade made out of boards, like this one found by the Young House Love crew at a local Anthropologie.