fireplace design

I'm quite consumed with fireplace design at the moment. Got a little project on the go so I'm gathering inspiration here, there and everywhere. Some of the most beautiful ones I've seen are by the talented Gil Schafer. I have waxed on about him before here, so I'll spare you this time. His work, his site and the photography on his site are all totally beautiful. Imagine yourself curled up by one of these beauties:

mantel style

I know it's summer, but lately I've been thinking about pretty mantel arrangements. Here are some recent loves. BTW, the shot with the leather wing chair is one of my fave rooms of all time (in my heart of decorating hearts I'm not a very girly girl). It's by Shawn Henderson and there's a chance I might meet him in a couple of weeks in NYC. Fingers crossed! 


sources: 1. james merrell. 2. ron marvin. 3. shawn henderson. 4. me. 5. martha for kb homes. 6. laura resen for thomas o'brien. 7. sophie conran for portmeirion. 8. paul c for me.