Since we are all probably looking at our fireplaces more during this cold weather, here is another one from my daughter-in-law Carol’s house. This one is original with the house with no mantle and no brick or stone. It’s enhanced with the built-in bookcases on either side. The basket is filled with fresh magnolia leaves. Using a basket is a great idea as its contents can be changed with the season. She had it filled with pine cones and berries at Christmas. The sconces on each side add warmth. It makes a dramatic focal point in the room don’t you think?
(photo by George Cavanaugh)