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31.1.08

{firestarter}

{The small sitting room in Wembury, on the Devon coast.}

It's winter and nearly Valentine's Day, and the two together always remind me of some {and there are many} of my favourite fireplaces. Lately I’ve been seeing the use of stacks of perfectly piled firewood as a structural or graphic element in sitting rooms, and still very much in my rustic phase, the look appeals and brings thoughts of being tucked away in a lazy log cabin, twirls of smoke from the fire drawing intricate patterns in the Winter sky . . .

{via a mad tea party with alis}

{Molly Simms' LA home via
Turquoise Chic}


{via decor8 on flickr}
{Ralph Lauren ad campaign}


{image via jocelyn warner}


{winter loggia by Tom Scheerer}

{Domino November 2007}

{top image: Vogue Living Houses Gardens People}

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melissa @ the inspired room [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wow, interesting! I love that first picture. We always have wood piled (a small amount!) by our fireplace so we can build a fire on short notice. I would be worried if I had a ton of wood around there would be rats or snakes in it. Or spiders. I worry about things like that. But it is beautiful, and I love the naturalness of it.

Happy Day,
Melissa

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hello Melissa! Yes, that first room is one of my favourites--it's a beautiful combination of sosphisticated and relaxed, stylish, yet comfortable. As for the stacks of firewood, you're the second person that's mentioned rats, snakes and spiders--new reader Polly (who commented on the post below) also made the same point, (which hadn't even occurred to me)--I guess it's a case of form vs function, although I can't fathom the thought of things hiding in the firewood!

Things That Inspire [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

What a lovely post to read on a cold winter night!

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thanks, TTI! Have a great weekend.

Joanna Goddard [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

i love this idea...we have a non-working fireplace and need to fill it with something!!

Easy and Elegant Life [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Send me immediately to Wembury, will bring our own dog. (Not one of our fireplaces works, and the small sitting room looks like heaven on earth today. Can you tell us more about it one day?)

girl meets glamour [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I'm working on a design and was searching for images of stacked wood to do something similar...I was so glad to see you post this!! Hope you have a great weekend!

~Kate

M&Co [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

THank you for the lovely comment at my blog :-) The Ralph Lauren ad campaign fireplace looks sooo nice! I'd love to have a rustic fireplace like that !!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Glamorous!! I'm here!!!

We in HK are needing pictures like these as we huddle around the oilbar heater!!

Not as romantic as an open fire but I'm sure the neighbours would certainly be up in arms if we had a fire (not that we have a fireplace - so its not possible anyway!) - the last time someone had a BBQ on a balcony the fire brigade arrived.

Understandably so I guess :-)

Claudia [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful rooms!

My favourite, though, is that Ralph Lauren Ad. There is something about the candles and the wood that just makes want to grab a blanket (tartan, of course) and curl up in front of the fireplace!

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Elegant, I'm not certain how Bella the Whippet would feel about your bringing your own dog to Wembury :)

(Which, in answer to your question, was built as a Tudor redoubt and the home of Emma and Timmy Hanbury).

katiedid [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Loving the stacked wood! Maybe I will just put a stack of wood into our non-working fireplace and call it a day.

Easy and Elegant Life [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hmmm, yes, Barrymore is a bit too full of himself at any rate.

Thanks for the info. Off to do some research on the house. Oh, who am I kidding. I'm off to find more eyecandy.

Jesus Cordeiro [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love your blog, its fantastic.

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Joanna and Katie, it's definitely something to consider--I've always liked the rustic element that wood brings into a room.

Oh, that's great, Kate! A great weekend to you as well!

Thanks, m&co.

Felicity, the thought of your balcony BBQ attracting the fire brigade is hilarious!

I completely agree, Claudia, well, with the exception of Wembury.

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thanks so much for visiting, Jesus, and for your comment, of course :)

Jesus Cordeiro [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the lovely comment at my blog and your visit!
Bjss
ju

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