With the weather so chilly, snowstorms on the East, and all the rain we've been getting lately in Los Angeles, all I've been thinking about is curling up in front of a big fire. A real masonry fireplace has become a true luxury in a home, particularly because they are astronomically expensive to build these days. It's very exciting when a client comes to me with an original fireplace to work with. Here are some stylish hearths to warm your design fancy!
In order, Jonathan Adler's throwback lounge at the Parker Palm Springs, designer Rozalynn Wood's Pasadena residence, from architects Lee Mindel & Peter Shelton, fab fireplace featured in Metropolitan Home, a great mid-century fireplace from Midcentury Makeover, MetHome '07, two different very chic fireplace designs from San Francisco designer April Sheldon, two vintage fireplaces from designer Michael Bain's White Residence, two very clean and modern fireplace designs from San Antonio architect Jim Poteet, a great mid-century remodel from LA designer Bryan Wark, and a fireplace of my design from the Silverlake Residence in my portfolio.