Place an elegant tête-à-tête at the fireplace as a perfect place to curl up with a book, or with some company and a glass of wine.
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Today we’re inspired to share some of our favorite ideas about how to design around the fireplace. A few tips: Display your favorite things on the mantelpiece, from a set of pricket candlesticks to a small grouping of items that are meaningful to you. Feature a fantastic mirror or a favorite piece of art above the fireplace, however, if you plan use the fireplace (frequently, or at all!), remember to place valuable art at a safe distance.
A cozy arrangement of plush white sofas provide plenty of seating around the fire. The casual is enhanced by leaning the artwork on the mantle.
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Add levels of lighting – a chandelier, wall sconces and low ambient light. Don’t forget cozy armchairs for reading.
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Books are always an inspiring installation!
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Don’t forget a special pair of andirons, firescreen and tool set. Here, we’ve incorporated andirons by Gene Summers.
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A pair of ottomans can easily be pulled over for additional seating when entertaining.
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