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Heat Your Space in Style with Today's Wood-Burning Stoves

Wood-burning stoves remind me of my grandparents’ home once I was a child: they had a big, classic one sitting on a brick hearth inside their own living room. Because they long ago moved from that home and I don’t recall seeing many since, I’ve always correlated wood-burning stoves with matters of the past. But that could not be more inaccurate: All these heating appliances are plentiful today, and they are offered in a variety of contemporary styles designed to be much more clean-burning.

Of course, including a wood-burning stove isn’t quite as simple as throwing a brand new throw blanket in your interior, but if you are renovating or considering an alternate heat source, have a look at the next interior layouts to see if one could do the job for you. Or in the event that you already have one in your house and feel it’s more of an eyesore than a statement, then maybe it’s possible to use a little decorative inspiration. Check out a few of the looks, and get ready to warm up in style this winter.

Smith & Vansant Architects PC

Wood-burning stoves aren’t anywhere near as common as fireplaces, so if you are lucky enough to have one in your house, make it stand out. This designer created a wall shield using textured ceramic tile, making this contemporary, clean-burning Rais wood stove feel distinct and different from the rest of the hallway.

Don F. Wong

This picture is evidence that wood-burning stove can heat a space up both literally and figuratively. Wide-open, clean-lined and modern, this living room may feel cold to some, but the addition of the wood stove adds a sense of coziness.

Cathy Schwabe Architecture

Much like the previous picture, this modern space receives a comfortable touch from the wood stove.

TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design

Since the main goal of toaster is to provide heat, it’s best to add it within your seating arrangement. This designer made this contemporary stove the focus of the living room by centering it, creating a dark, dramatic wall shield and flanking it with bookshelves.

Eggleston Farkas Architects

Consider facing your couches toward one another, together with the wood stove, much as you’d organize furniture around a fireplace. It will not just offer maximum heat, but this setup is prime for conversation and entertaining.

Cathy Schwabe Architecture

If your wood-burning stove is somewhat off center, balance it with extra furnishings so the whole look becomes a vignette.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

Wood-burning stoves are not just for living places; they are useful wherever additional heat is necessary, or maybe where heat will best be circulated. If you are considering adding you to your house, make certain to consider all of your options. One close to the staircase may be perfect.

Smith & Vansant Architects PC

A wood stove on the porch expands outside living nicely into the warmer months.

Neiman Taber Architects

Want something sleek and unconventional? Go to get a silver modern fashion. Placing it in the center of the room permits the whole space to benefit from its warmth.

Webber + Studio, Architects

This unique wood-burning stove design modernizes the look and leaves this bedroom perfect for a cosy night’s rest.

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

It is difficult to deny the charm of a traditional-style wood-burning stove. If you’ve got one, display it : make it your focal point and update it using a modernized hearth.

Recall: things of yesteryear add character. Instead of trying to disguise or conceal this yellowish wood-burning stove, this designer embraced it. With the addition of contemporary furnishings, hardwood flooring and a textured oriental rug, this diverse classic went from obsolete into irresistibly charming.

See the rest of this home — such as a shot of what this fireplace seemed like if the owners moved in.

Do you have a woodstove? We’d really like to see the way you use it.

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Family-Friendly Coastal Style in Michigan

When designer Laura Davidson of Dwellings was hired to style this floor plan and interior design, she had a solid relationship with her”dream customers,” who gave her free reign. The house was designed for three generations: The couple has three grown children and one in middle school, and they desired a apartment for one set of grandparents contained in the design.

The general feel of the house is comfortable, subtly coastal, bright and family-friendly. “I love to weave delicate topics throughout a house,” says Davidson. Let us take a look at how she achieved this.

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Davidson had a hand in everything from the design, built-ins, layouts,”right down to the doorknobs,” she states. The built-ins from the living room were designed around the tv, which Davidson believes we should stop trying to hide and only embrace. The stone is a Beuchal stone veneer — actual stone, but lighter and less expensive than full size stones.

Art across the fireplace is Jeff Condon, a local artist.
Ottoman was custom produced by Vanguard.
Almost All the lighting in the House is by Visual Comfort.
Sofas and chairs are by Miles Talbot.

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“I love symmetry,” says Davidson. “I made the house to be somewhat family-friendly and to have a very easy and functional flow.”

The general palette of the home is subtly coastal. “Subtle pops of colour move through the house, and that I tweaked the hues for various flooring to provide them a different texture.”

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Transoms over windows and doors are another repeated element, and their decorative is mimicked from the built-ins, like these cabinets that separate the living space from the kitchen.

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A subtle seaglass blue onto the island makes it stand out, and the Viking range is the specific same hue. The tiles on the backsplash by Jeffrey Court replicate the sea-glass feel. The counters are Caesarstone, which Davidson chose because”it has that sand feel.”

Toward the end of the kitchen, it is possible to see a transom above a swinging restaurant-style door that leads to the pantry. “All of the doors at the house are painted the same pale gray,” says Davidson. “We saved a few dollars by painting all of the interior doors rather than using solid wood doors, which are considerably more costly”

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These saddle seat counter stools emphasize a flat stripe motif that runs across the house. When the original stools Davidson had ordered fell through at the last minute, Michael Thomas Furniture custom made them for her in about a week. This was really fortunate, as 6,000 individuals were scheduled to come through during a Parade of Homes!

The transom-like element is replicated on peak of the cabinets.

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The dining chairs are a sea-glass blue hue taken over from the kitchen island, but are covered in a metallic leather, which sets this as a formal area.

Dining Table by Somerset Bay
Chandelier by Visual Comfort
Rug by Dash and Albert.

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The window seat was designed with the customers’ middle schooler in mind. It is a favourite perch, complete with storage underneath. To the best are doors that get the coated portion of the upper deck, and they’re often left open once the family entertains, allowing easy flow from indoors to outside.

“The ceiling has delicate paneling; a V-groove using a crown,” says Davidson. The V-grooved paneling is another subtle motif that repeats throughout the house.

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The upper deck is available from several rooms. The in-law apartment has its own private deck area which links to the deck of the main house. The ceiling is a gray/tan blot that coordinates with the front porch, tying the front part of the house to the rear.

Furniture by Joe Ruggiero for Miles Talbot
Photograph by Sunbrella

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The master bedroom on the main floor has a tranquil trendy coastal palette. Davidson also used symmetry to help attain a relaxing and relaxing feel.

Chests by Somerset Bay
Bed by Corsica
Mother of Pearl lamps by Jamie Young
Settee by Wesley Hall

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Again, Davidson believed the tv in the planning phases; the chair-rail height paneling was set up so the horizontal screen wouldn’t appear to be floating to a large empty wall. A sitting area that includes a settee and chaise provide a relaxing spot in this personal retreat. A rain string beyond the window provides a beautiful noise during inclement weather.

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A large, multi-functional laundry room includes this particular island for folding clothes and doing crafts. It also has a drying cupboard, where one can hang clothes to dry warm or slowly visitor’s cold coats on winter (that gets a whole lot of usage during cold Michigan winters). The floors are honed travertine.

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Beach glass tiles are interspersed between 4″x16″ brick-shaped tiles in this space. “I love to use different textures,” says Davidson. The cupboard doors are metal mesh, more casual than the cabinets in the kitchen.

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Because the owners prefer to amuse in this house so much, there is an extra full-sized fridge and freezer in the laundry room.

Island by British Traditions
Barstools by Go Home

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These seeded glass doors let the natural light from the laundry room into the hall and are also an interesting architectural element. Around the corner is a landing strip. “I always try to integrate a rear hallway message centre,” explains Davidson. “It’s a wonderful spot to come in, dump the keys and mail and maintain that mess out of the kitchen.”

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Moving downstairs, another kitchen solutions the pool and patio area, which is beyond the French doors. “During celebrations, the owners open up the doors to let people flow in and out from the pool area,” Davidson says. They’d 200 people over for a party shortly after the house was finished.

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“I wove the very same colors through into the lower level but substituted them with deeper hues for a more casual feel,” says Davidson. Horizontal stripes look again on the carpet and the boards onto the kitchen island.

A more casual trestle dining table by Regina Andrews is created from reclaimed wood. The aluminum chairs from Home Decorators provide a wonderful material contrast, as well as the Dash and Albert carpet brings more of the darker blue. The habit drum pendant is by Stonegate Design.

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Woven barstools (by Four Hands) from the kitchen lead a casual beachy feel. The countertops are walnut, and the pendant lighting is by Kichler.

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The backsplash tile colour is black a bit, while its glossy finish still feels beachy.

Backsplash tile by Olympia Tile

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The tv wall built-ins include panels. “Beware of open shelves,” warns Davidson. “They can leave a good deal of empty room for a lot of items. Here, the panels gave us a place to hang art, and they fit the scale of the 9’x15′ wall,” Davidson says. The flat V-groove panels are a subtle detail that reproduces on the base cabinets.

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Davidson deliberately left the glass out of the transoms on the lower floor”I just love how casual they’re,” she states. The sectional from Pottery Barn was the one piece at the house the owners gave her to use. Its darker tan hue fits right in with how she tweaked the lower floor’s colour palette.

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“This room was my biggest challenge at first,” says Davidson. The teen daughter”knew she wanted white and black, and she knew she wanted Parisian.” The room wound up being a lot of fun. Two mirrors flanking the daughter’s bed (Hobby Lobby finds) reflect the light and silhouette of two chandeliers. The fanciful headboard is by Annie Selke.

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Davidson had easy curtains from IKEA hemmed in dark, an easy and affordable customized trick.

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The house overlooks a lake south of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The majority of the living room is on the primary floor you see here, and the floor under it. Because the house is sited on a hill that overlooks a pond, the lower floor opens up into the outdoors.

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A path leads from the house through wetlands into the lake.

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Guest Groups: 20 Ice Buckets for Holiday Entertaining

Though it’s still October, the season is right around the corner. In only a few weeks we’ll be kicking off holiday parties which will fill our calendars through to New Year’s.
To get you in the party-planning mood I’ve piled up an essential element of your entertaining arsenal: the ice bucket. It may add a splash of style to your vacation bar cart and also make it a little easier for visitors to mix up something for themselves while you’re busy in the kitchen! Listed below are 20 of my favorites. — Kate out of DomestiKated Life

CB2

Mars Party Tub – $24.95

Here’s a contemporary way to store ice and drinks for larger parties. Tuck a couple bottles to the reddish powder-coated metal tub and let your guests serve themselves.

Pieces

Green Ice Bucket – $75

This green ice bucket has a classic feel with the brass detailing but lends a contemporary pop of green into your pub. It would look perfect mixed with oranges and browns at Thanksgiving or red tones in Christmas.

Retro Planet

Red Plaid Ice Bucket – $39.99

The retro red plaid on this ice bucket gives it a nostalgic sense that will fit in good with rustic decoration or even a preppy Christmas occasion.

Williams-Sonoma

Bleaker Bar Ice Bucket – $59

The Bleaker Bar ice bucket is a balance of tradition and modernity. The simple shape and touch of metal make it an elegant bit of barware.

Etsy

Gold Ice Bucket and Glass Caddy from Twinkle Star Crafts and Vintage – $72.99

This ice bucket and glasses caddy seems like it was plucked in the set of Mad Men. It is going to add a significant splash of glamour into your pub.

Etsy

Classic Ice Bucket from Flying Ace Vintage – $32

Finished in a denim outside and a topped with a bright yellow handle, this ice bucket is filled with whimsy. It is a great piece to mix with a industrial or contemporary design decorative; the dash of kitsch will make it pop in its setting.

Etsy

Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Ice Bucket from Changing Years – $30

White milk glass is a timeless classic, and this hobnail patterned ice bucket is no exception. The texture adds interest to the simple shape and clean color.

West Elm

Cheers Ice Bucket – $29

With its festive gold lettering, this ice bucket seems like it was created to serve champagne on New Year’s Eve.

Williams-Sonoma

Monogrammed Stainless Steel Ice Bucket With Tongs – $149

Including a monogram for this classic stainless steel ice bucket will allow it to be an heirloom to be passed down through the family. It is a timeless shape with simple banding for interest.

dabney lee AT HOME

Personalized Ice Bucket – $60

A more contemporary take on the personalized ice bucket. You may choose from dozens of options for monogramming and colours with all these lucite versions.

Zhush LLC

Ice Bucket – $125

For a bit of Hollywood Regency style that you can bring in an animal print ice bucket with fitting lucite handle and tongs.

Etsy

Black Kromex Ice Bucket – $25

Faux crocodile and wood combine for a manly look which also includes a some significant glamour.

Furbish Studio

Lucite Ice Bucket – $30

Sometimes a pub needs a pop of color and lifestyle amid all those clear fluids and glasses. This lucite ice bucket includes vivid tones and patterns to make it a stand-out piece.

Pier 1 Imports

Black & White Bar Accessories – $29.95

The ice bucket is just one element of this pub, which means you may want to consider investing in a fitting pair of bar tools too. The ice bucket featured here has an inlaid white and black layout and matches the cocktail shaker, wine cooler and blending gear.

Graham and Green

Top Hat Ice Bucket – GBP 45

It is always great to have a bit in your decor with a little bit of humor, and this hat–shaped ice bucket has that element. It is an enjoyable piece that is balanced with its sleek, cool styling.

Bloomingdale’s

Orrefors ‘Street” Ice Bucket – $250

There’s nothing more luxe than crystal barware. The grid pattern and strong lines make this a very masculine piece which has a large impact.

1stdibs

Carillon Silver Pineapple Ice Bucket

Pineapples are a symbol of welcome, therefore it is an appropriate shape with this hinged ice bucket as you use it to entertain guests. It’s a classic look that will add a glow to your tablescape.

Tiffany & Co..

Elsa Peretti Thumbprint Ice Bucket – $2,100

Made from silver, this ice bucket is the epitome of a fresh, timeless shape and is perfect for bringing out to celebrate special occasions.

Anthropologie

Wishing Well Ice Bucket

For a more country-inspired appearance, this ice bucket is modeled after a rustic pail however in heavy-duty stoneware.

Kmart

Colin Cowie Ice Bucket with Stainless Tongs – $14.99

The touch of golden rimming makes this ice bucket look like a million bucks — minus the hefty price tag. It is a reasonable alternative that still packs a lot of style.

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