We seem to get a lot of questions about unfortunate fireplaces, in fact there's one on the front page today. Sometimes, especially when we're talking about a rental, there's very little to be done about it. But as with fashion, the way you dress an ugly fireplace can make a big difference. Fussy screens over tacky fireplaces just make the problem even worse. So we were excited to see the Contemporary Fireplace Tool Set, Screen, and Log Holder in the C&B Fall catalogue. This is the best-looking set we've seen at this price point ($79 - $179), particularly the screen and tools. They are sleek and unobtrusive, and will go a long way towards not only masking your ugly fireplace, but towards giving it a veneer of style. $79 - $179 at Crate and Barrel.