Thursday, 17 March 2016

The Perfect Fireplace?!

Fireplaces! Fireplaces! The whole notion conjures up such lovely images: of families cuddled cosily around a roaring fire, toasting crumpets, maybe, or roasting chestnuts; of friends laughing, sharing a glass of wine around glowing embers; of Christmastime and warming up cold fingers and toes after playing in the snow. Romantic? Who me?!

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To me, I see the fireplace as a focal point, not just of a living room but of the whole home. It's one of the places that we gather as a family, to play games, to eat, to chat, to just be together and enjoy the primeval draw of the flickering flames.

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Leopoldina Haynes
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When it came to choosing the look I'd like to go for in our new home, I looked at my inspiration files to see what had drawn my eye over the years and there was one answer that kept coming back loud and clear. It is this...

Leopoldina Haynes home
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Farrow and Ball Hardwick White
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The white marble mantelpiece with corbels and and black arch fireplace.

White marble fireplace and arch insert

Pavillion Grey walls. Linen fabric chesterfield sofa. Ikea chair.:

Not forgetting a gorgeous dark hearth. The combination, to me, is utter perfection, and warms my soul every time. 

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White marble fireplace and arch insert

Room after room that I'd saved over the years features this same look....and I hadn't even clocked the reason until I put my analytical hat on and thought through what is was precisely that I loved about these gorgeous living rooms.

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White marble fireplace and arch insert

Big grand affairs, or tiny little beauties. I love them all!

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There was only one thing for it....
I had to track down one for me!

Tomorrow, I'll be sharing the journey of finding my very own version of this look!

Prepare to fall in love!

Images via: Charlotte Bezzant, unknown, unknown, Leopoldina Haynes, Leopoldina Haynes, Farrow and Ball, unknown, unknown, unknown, Charlotte Bezzant, Stovax, unknown, unknown, Leopoldina Haynes

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All things nice... said...

Lovely images, I was the same when I was looking for a fireplace, white with corbels and black insert. I found it difficult to get one here in Ireland and was even told they are not in fashion/style now. I usually get that, but I kept looking and found the nearest I could- here is a link to it It's white marble. Looking forward to seeing yours

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Wakas Javed said...

I am totally agree with you fireplace is the spot at home Where we gather as a family, to play games, to eat, to chat, to just be together and enjoy the primeval draw of the flickering flames.

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Joe said...

Beautiful pictures of your room. Love the use of white color, which is giving a fantastic look to the room. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

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