There’s nothing more cozy in the fall than curling up with a magazine and a cup of coffee near a warm fire. Toss in a cashmere throw and I’m in heaven. My autumn days in Little Rock were often spent keeping warm like this, but when I moved to Texas, things changed. It just doesn’t seem to get cold here. People warned me of a “cold front” around Halloween– a weak 65 degrees. But what about my fireplace? I still love the chic look of a well-adorned mantel, and the fact that my chimney will probably never be used has not deterred me. I am still holding out hope that I might have a roaring fire come Christmas time, but in the meantime I’m seeking inspiration for my fireplace– both functional and stylishly non-functional.