2.09.2010

A Fireplace


We finally figured out how to use our gas fireplace thanks to this lovely lady and her husband. We have used it a few times since, but have heard in order to keep it running the gas bill adds up quick. I rather like this idea of piling it up with wood. Very homey feeling and pretty.

{via Plush Palate via This is Glamorous}

35 comments:

Destination Inspiration said...

I LOVE an open fireplace, we had one in our old home. But I also do love the look of the stacks of wood. Perfect idea if your climate doesn't call for fires

victoria.renee said...

this is simply beautiful.

Laura Trevey said...

very cool!! (or cozy, I should say :)

Lavender and Lilies said...

Very pretty. We have a useless fireplace so I love ideas to make it appealing.

Melissa said...

Nice contrasts--and I want that coffee table, too!

LindsB said...

A warm fire is always nice to curl up to!

A Taste of T said...

Beautiful AND practical :)

Cassie said...

There is nothing prettier than a pile of logs is there?
Gorgeous xx

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

It looks great doesn't it. We have an open fire - so lovely on these chilly Feb days. There is a wood storage space underneath and the logs always look nice piled up. We mostly have our fires at the weekend when we are all home cosying up together and relaxing with a movie.

Michelle said...

I love to "decorate" with firewood...it's so utilitarian and primal to me. The colour is perfect of birch logs for white interiors.

Best,
Michelle

Pinecone Camp said...

Oh, it really does run up the gas bill. Ouch. Wish we had this fireplace!

sarah said...

lovely Paula! I really love white with natural wood!

a pina colada said...

oooh! I just love the frame around the fireplace. I also love white with natural wood. Beautiful!

Katie said...

Love this! Rustic but elegant!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

STUNNING, I love this!

The Zhush said...

I adore this image. Clean and warm at the same time.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

love that look. I have been meaning to go out and buy some birch logs all winter. Our fireplace is not in working condition:(

milk tea + polka dots said...

That IS pretty! I finally bought a screen and the tools for the fireplace last month. I've lived in my house for almost 3 years, and still haven't used it once! Today would be a perfect day to light it up. We're having a snowstorm here in Chicago. Brr...

Donna said...

Oh yeah, we have gas fireplace too, but it adds up quick! Love this idea, very chic!!!

Melissa said...

A fireplace is so cozy though. I love it when on - but can understand the gas bill pain.

Joyce said...

I love a fireplace with a fire or without. There is something homey about them. The wood piled inside looks neat. xo

Rachel Follett said...

What a great idea!

pennyrounds said...

I love the look of the wood piled in the fireplace! It really adds warmth to the neutral space!

Char said...

and i love the repeating pattern. very rustic but sophisticated at the same time

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

This is so pretty! I would do the same if I had a fireplace.

This Lovely City said...

Oh my goodness, Paula! I was just commenting on some photos over at Bliss, saying that stacked wood in white fireplaces is one of my all time favorite things! So beautiful! xo

Sarah said...

I can hear the crackling of the wood looking at that gorgeous fireplace. love it. glad to hear yours is working. I love to warm up my bedroom before bed with a good fire, sadly though, mine is gas.

Sarah said...

I can hear the crackling of the wood looking at that gorgeous fireplace. love it. glad to hear yours is working. I love to warm up my bedroom before bed with a good fire, sadly though, mine is gas.

Deb Di Maggio said...

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Ms. Bright said...

You probably won't believe me, but I woke up thinking about doing this to ours. Yes, I wake up thinking design/house junk, doesn't everybody?! :)

I'm just not 100% sure yet...so I was very happy to see this post!

Amanda said...

I like it with the wood! - and yes, it ain't cheap to keep it running. But it feels so cozy you almost can't help yourself.

Anonymous said...

where did you find your blog layout? love it!
-miriam

Vivi said...

Love this idea! I totally want to do it - it'd be a lovely way to dry wood during the summer(and keep the cats out from trying to climb up and out the chimney...)

la la Lovely said...

I tried this... it was fun.... it didn't look quite as prety as this but i loved it!!! Show us pic if you do it!

megan said...

either way, i love a fireplace!