Cosy fireplaces perfect for a snowstorm

ANABELA REA
Last updated 16:28 11/07/2017
ELIZABETH GOODALL

At times like this, we wish we were curled up in-front of this Martinborough home's fireplace, built with railway sleepers.

PATRICK REYNOLDS
As seen on Amazing Spaces, the Crosson bach in Coromandel has a spectacular view and fireplace to match.

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Cold snaps are an opportunity to enjoy one of the home's finest winter-specific elements - the fireplace.

Useful for displaying curios, a fireplace is also arguably the best device for creating a focal point in your living area. However its true charm lies, of course, in its ability to transform a space with heat.

So those of you who are lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, it's time to prepare your pyjamas, crack open the cabernet and throw another log on the fire.

The rest of us can do the same, in front of the heater, while gazing at the fireplaces below.

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ULTIMATE COMFORT

A bedroom fireplace (and no reason to get out of bed) is but a distant winter daydream for most of us. 

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Note the tones of grey used across a range of textures to decorate this room - linen, sheepskin, stone and wood.

Having a furry friend to keep your feet warm doesn't hurt either, so do let your pets inside.

 

SCENERY AND SOLACE

Many Kiwi baches will have a fireplace, but not always a good level of insulation.

Double-glazing is a key feature for creating rooms that balance views and comfort.

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A stylish look that will also help you avoid the need to venture out into the night, keep a small internal wood stack next to your fireplace.

 

CABIN STYLE COSINESS

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Nordic style looks at home in cabins or in all-wood interior dwellings.

Get the look yourself in four simple steps - choose pine furniture with clean lines, introduce a white fluffy rug or throw, add coarse textile pillows or chairs in muted shades, and clear all the clutter.

 

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HIGH FASHION & TEMPERATURE

Abstract 'floating' fireplaces mean that modern homes don't have to go without.

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Freedom of placement means a focal point can be redirected to a more unexpected area.

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Install your floating fireplace in a conversation area, or better yet, where you can appreciate the garden from the comfort of indoors.

 

CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY

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A stone or plaster finish on a fireplace amplifies the homely atmosphere.

Combined with exposed beams and ethnic plates artfully arranged above the fire, it's a look that's both sophisticated and inviting.

 

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CHEERFUL TINY HOUSE

A fireplace like you may have never seen before, the centrally located edition in this authentic Scandinavian cabin is charming.

The floor space surrounding looks ideal for lounging on a bean bag or pulling up a chair.

One's got to wonder what lies on the other side.

A built-in wood stack with shelves on top? A kitchen island? A cupboard? You'll just have to dream it up yourself.

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