I have horrendous circulation, which means my extremities are usually cold enough to refrigerate a flower delivery truck on a 4-hour drive through the desert. Once summer is gone, I quickly start looking for ways to stay toasty.
In my house, this means cranking up the woodstove. I love the smell of a wood-burning fire, and the homey warmth it provides. (A sweet pup to keep your feet warm, like the one in this converted Granary, certainly doesn't hurt either.)
Woodstoves do well in multiple settings. You can stick an old-fashioned looking one in a modern home, and vice versa. No matter the style, there's always something striking about a coal black stove against the backdrop of a mostly white room.
1. Rusticity breaks up an otherwise modern white kitchen in Denmark. Stove aside, check out those wood beams! From Bo Bedre.
2. More Scandinavian dreaminess in a renovated 1920s era home. From Hus & Hem.
3. A Kent cottage with a nook for a hearth. From Film Photography Location.
4. Alexandra Angle designed this Los Feliz guest house with a small woodstove as a focal point in its small living room. From 4 Life Home.
5. This rustic room in Germanic-style Oswald's Mill is a total stunner. You can see more of Oswald's Mill here.
(Lead Photo: Expressen, al others: as linked above.)