Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Furnishing fireplaces

There is great line from Friends - "You dont have a TV ? What do you point all your furniture at ?" If we have a fireplace we also tend to point everything at the fireplace - which needn't always be the case as in the photo below. This is a 'note to self' post to remember this especially where a fireplace is not used that much. This mantlepiece is beautifully styled and there is a dinky little side table between the two gold backed chairs.

Image: Courtney Giles

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Oh - how I would love to hear more on decorating fireplaces. I have a total love/hate relationship with them. On one hand they are "just a bloody big knickknack" on the other, a focus for the room. I have a selection in my home and would love to see some solutions to my decorating problems. ie I have a lovely piece of art hanging above ours in the lounge, I feel I need something on the mantle, but don't want to clutter/detract from the art.
Any tips or hints?
Love the site.