I know there seems to be a bit of a theme developing here... but it's so dang cold here that all I can think about is how to get warm.
As most of you know, I moved last year into a sweet little place...
with no fireplace. What a mistake!
I've always lived in homes with a fireplace and I guess I didn't realize until now, just how much I'd miss it!
So, here's my idea.
via Apartment Therapy
Malm has been manufacturing fireplaces since 1960, in Sonoma County California, not far from the internationally-known California wine country. Their fireplaces come in either traditional designs or more sophisticated and modern styles.
Malm's most unique features include its use of a broad range of materials and its willingness to custom design fireplaces for interested
(code word for wealthy)
via The Estate of Things
Besides the obvious design advantages of a freestanding fireplace, having the fireplace in the center of the room means more heat can radiate into the air, improving the fire's efficiency. The use of lightweight metals has advantages over the heavy stone typical of "old-style" brick- since there is no need to heat hundreds of pounds of bricks, these fireplaces heat up much more quickly, radiating useful amounts of heat into the room sooner.
Finally, viewing angles for the fire in a freestanding fireplace are much larger than would be available otherwise. Huge bonus!
Malm fireplaces are available in many porcelain colors as well as brass, stainless steel, nickel, copper plated or matte black finishes.
I'm blown away that they still make these beauties...
I soooo hope I can make one work in my place!!!