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I love a good fire. Cracking, roaring, glowing…whatever it does (as long as it doesn’t smoke out the house!), it’s a great addition to any home. My parents have the greatest fireplace – it’s big, draws really well and serves as such a good focal point in a room. A few years back they added a black fireplace to our games room – modern, easy to install and great for warming a bigger place – but I must say, I still love an old fashioned fireplace!

My aunt and uncle used to live in the ‘broekie lace’ part of Observatory in Cape Town, where their old, beautiful Victorian house had some great fireplaces – tiny, backed with mosaic and really attractive. I’ve also stayed on a farm in the Eastern Cape called Blanco (really great family memories) where they had HUGE roaring fireplaces – you could literally climb into the space they were so big. Friends of ours also have a great fireplace at their refurbished house in Rosebank – it separates two rooms with space on either side, so that it can warm and be attended to on both sides! love that feature.

Anyway as it appears to be raining and chilly most of the weekend (even though we’re off to Clanwilliam), this post is all about fantastic fireplaces warming up your Friday!

Split Fireplace

Split Fireplace | source Houzz.com

Cosy Kitchen Fireplace

Cosy Kitchen Fireplace | source Houzz.com

Fire on the Patio

Fire on the Patio | source tinywhitedaisies.tumblr.com

Fireplace in Monochrome

Fireplace in Monochrome | source kitkadesigntoronto.com

Fireplace in Summer

Fireplace in Summer | source Pinterest

Country-Style Fireplace

Country-Style Fireplace | source Houzz.com

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Comments on: "At the Fireside | Home Inspiration" (2)

  1. Vintage Living Magazine said:

    Although its summer here in New York State, there’s nothing like the ambiance and warmth of a roaring fire in winter. And that lovely third photo of the fireplace on the pergola-covered patio is Old World perfect. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  2. Sounds just lovely! Thanks so much for the comment ❤ Here in Cape Town, it's pretty chilly and rainy – nothing quite like a fire, blankets, series on TV and red wine 🙂

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