ISSUE 50  |  White Christmas

5 Quick Fixes: Solutions for the Unused Fireplace

December 16, 2011 11:30 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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It's a common issue in city dwellings; the unusable fireplace. Here are five ideas for coping with an empty hearth.

Above: A tiled fireplace (the J. J. rocking chair is by Antonio Citterio); image via B & B Italia.

Above: A grouping of pillar candles adds a note of color in this otherwise neutral space; image via VT Wonen.

Above: In photographer Paul Massey's London house, a minimalist fireplace opening is filled with stacked wood.

Above: Oversized gold-toned letters fill an unused fireplace in the Paris apartment of Jean-Christophe Aumas; image via Marie Claire Maison.

Above: A mirrored ball reflects light in this minimal hearth; image via Shelterness.

Above: Add this to the list (a reader just alerted us): a tumbleweed in John Derian's Provincetown house. For tumbleweed sourcing, go to Accessories: Tumbleweeds as Decor. Image by Martyn Thompson for Australian Vogue Living.