When I was given the seasonal assignment to round up the 10 best fireplaces, I panicked for a moment (as I do with all last minute stories). Then I remembered that I’m obsessed with fireplaces, and literally have hundreds saved on my pinterest boards. (ha!) So the 10 best fireplaces quickly became the 20. Even though I live in sunny Austin, the first thing I did when I bought my condo was to design and build a large fireplace for the living room. Nothing gives a room a friendly center of energy quite like a fireplace does. I’m also a fan of them in unexpected places like kitchens and bathrooms as well. Modern, rustic, gothic, southwest, victorian, mid-century, every style you can think of. I love them all. Scroll through and let me know: which style is your favorite?

laid back in london

photo by skye mcalpine for cup of jo

colorful and cozy

design by kathryn ireland

quirky chic

photograph by victoria smith for sfgirlbybay



cottage vibes

image via my family living room

victorian winter

image via kelly boyd design

cleverly stenciled

image via royal design studio



sleek and sophisticated

image via i’ll be dead

good and simple

image via homesfeed

bohemian glamour

image by hotel saint cecilia



parisian elegance

image by bara perglova

mid century make over

photo by erin williamson design

antebellum bedroom

image by brooke gianetti



oversized and gorgeous

image via the lane

a winter cabin

image via settlers crossing

 

pink on black

photograph by patrick cline

 

neutral perfection

photo by nicole lamotte