It’s a cold dark night, you’ve been out of the house since early hours, and your shoes and socks got thoroughly soaked on your walk home in the rain. What is the coziest thing you could do for yourself?
Obviously, fix yourself up a hot drink and get toasty fireside. I know, I know this is a fantasy reverie for the average Angeleno, but you can’t deny the romance and comforting allure of fireplaces, practical or not.
In the Los Angeles real estate scene, it’s often only the rare historically preserved home or luxury estate that will afford you the indulgence of this fantasy. Even then, these centerpiece mantels are often decorative facades that give you the illusion of fireside comfort but who’s to say that makes them any less chic or beautiful?
If anything, a closed fireplace in balmy Pasadena is a boon – just think of all the potential! Coupled with the expertise of an excellent interior designer and you have yourself a statement centerpiece regardless of traditional functionality. Whether it acts as a focal point featuring an interesting tile backsplash, a convenient post for additional storage, or even a clever disguise as a working fireplace with a few expertly placed aesthetic logs. Let us know how you’d love your own fireplace styled!
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