I shall be found by the fire, suppose,
O'er a great wise book as beseemeth age,
While the shutters flap as the cross-wind blows
And I turn the page, and I turn the page...
-- from 'By the Fire-Side', by Robert Browning (1812-1889)
A fireplace is such a sensory architectural element. Whether you're sharing the company of others or relishing in temporary solitude, the warm, reassuring glow under the mantle has the ultimate calming effect. Here are a few fireplaces that evoke that feeling out of us, fireside design trends that soothe our soul, and our own favorite firewood containers from SOM.
*Contact the Charleston store for the Felt Log Bag (bottom right).