Every apartment in LA seems to have a non-working fireplace so we loved Leah's roundup of ideas for putting them to use. Another idea to add to the inspiration files has to be Martha's stunning fireplace (non-working, of course)...
We love how she cleverly takes a Vitra Algue and pieces together fifty to make a hanging screen which has a sculpture-like quality. The white screen contrasts beautifully with the black brick of the fireplace. Not to mention all of the textures that Martha manages to mix effortlessly--a gray flokati rug, the shiny (and coral-looking) Algue, exposed brick... Additionally, twin silvery gray poufs add coziness to the space and help pull the entire look together.
(Images: Uniform Natural)