Top 10 Fireplaces of 2014

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At the start of the year, many people start thinking seriously about home improvement. It’s also a time that many people wish they could just gather around a fire with family and friends, hiding away from the cold weather and simply enjoying the moment. Fireplaces have a seemingly magical way of drawing you into a sense of calm. So why not add a fireplace renovation to your to-do list, or your someday and somehow wishlist? Whether you’re home with a hearth or stuck wearing sweaters to the office, these awesome fireplaces are sure to warm up your imagination.

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This glass-enclosed fireplace lights a contemporary cabin located in the Krokskogen forest of Hønefoss, Norway. The dark fireplace contrasts with the light wood and tile that lines the interior, making the spectacle even more prominent. More

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Altogether a cozy design, this country home borrows from the best of old and new ideas. The boxy white fireplace warms the library and exudes contemporary style.

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This sculptural hanging fireplace rounds out an earthy loft design in Istanbul.

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The flat surface and contrasting black and white bands of this square fireplace and mantle are a great addition to the clients’ mid-century home.

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Built into an interior corner, this fireplace is warms two sides of the stone living room.

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This sweet fireplace doubles as built-in furniture with a place for the kids to safety sit.

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Made of the same sleek material as the counter and dining table, this space-saving fireplace is built into the kitchenette of a mountain lodge.

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A contemporary addition to a country home, this vertical fireplace is a standalone black metal box with a window to show the flame.

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This sleek fireplace distinguishes itself with a background of white panels and a long, polished seat.

 

What could be better than a warm-weather vineyard tour and a wine tasting? A sip by this glossy black corner fireplace takes vintage to the next level.

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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