Fireplace Series 1: History of Fireplaces and Mantels

February 28, 2011

Ancient fireplace

Now that the Holidays are over and the Valentine's decor is packed away, it is time for my fireplace to get a revamp for Spring.  Because fireplaces can be such a challenge for homeowners to design and style, I am dedicating this ENTIRE week to the topic of Fireplaces.  Now is your chance to chime in and/or ask questions about your fireplace dilemmas. Before we can begin discussing modern day fireplaces, let's take a step back to find out how they originated. I think it's helpful to understand the origin of certain aspects of design to give you the "know-how" on ways to create a cohesive and … [Read more...]