There are so many reasons to covet a fireplace. They’re beautiful and bring charm to any space, and fireplaces provide yet another surface on which to style and display cherished items. Not to mention their functional value to heating a home, especially with a cold winter headed towards many of us.
Fireplaces create a statement in any room they’re in, so it is natural to use them to establish an aesthetic for a space. Having marble, wooden, brick, concrete, detailed, sleek, grand and/or petite features means that the varieties are almost endless.
Working or out-of-commission, the fireplaces we’ve been featuring here on Design*Sponge this year have left me longing for one of my own to replace my space heater. Some are modern, some are ornate and some saw their last real, crackling fires many years ago — but one thing’s for sure, they are all so dreamy. –Lauren