|Michael S. Smith|
Now that the weather has turned cold and the sky has taken on that grey, pre snow color ~ my thoughts turn to cozying up by a fire. While I will always love a traditional fireplace, my heart beats a little faster when I see the contemporary, more sculptural options.
These fireplaces are sleek and flawless in design. Without much else to distract you, you really can get lost in your thoughts while peering into the flames.
The wooden surround and furniture make this the perfect transitional look
|Kelly Wearstler for Snowmass Viceroy|
Not to worry if you live in an apartment or home without a built in fireplace. Now there are so many other options. The portable fireplaces run on bio-fuel. The oil is fume and smoke free and is also a renewable product. That makes it a great, green choice.
Roll your fire from one room to another~
|Roll Fire by Conmoto|
Fill an empty wall with WOW!
A table top fire bowl more your style?
If these are all still to much of a commitment because you're either super lazy or it's against building code, just hang one on a wall. It produces the same effect, ALMOST!
This electric fireplace has realistic looking flames that operate with or without heat.