Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Non-working Fireplace inspiration

My sister recently moved into a new flat in London and has 2 non-working fireplaces. Here's a photo of the fireplace in her living room. Ignore the wires, she's still unpacking!

I really wish our house had a fireplace and have pondered creating a faux version, so I can't stop thinking about my sister's place. I found these photos on the interwebs for inspiration.

She could paint the inside a dark color and fill it with pillar candles. She has a cat though, so this could be a major fire hazard.

I love this visual of the books in the fireplace, although really, this will look messy in everyday life.

She can put a pretty decorative screen in front of it and use the inside for storage of video games/dvds, shoes, etc.

I like this idea of putting the TV inside the fireplace.

I actually suggested something similar to this originally, put some plants/art inside it.

I like this solution, she could pile a few real logs, drape it with white Christmas lights, and voila! instant "Fire"!

I also found a blog specializing in fireplace decorating.

Regardless of what she decides to do, I think she should paint it a charcoal gray or black to make it pop from the white walls.


Jenny said...

Thank you for the suggestions!! I'm also considering wallpapering the inside for a bit of pattern. I'll keep you posted on how i proceed, and any other ideas are welcome! x

Jayne said...

The photo of the books in the fireplace kinda creeps me out--it makes me want to run over there and snatch them all out before they're burned. lol Seriously, though, I've been trying to figure out what to do with my own non-working fireplace and this gave me some good ideas. Love, love, love the candles. Maybe flameless ones?

Larry said...

It's a shame London put a stop to fireplaces.... :(


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