In case you missed it:
From art director Mandy Keener: ” Always inspiring to see creatives in their environments..and this site is one of my top favs.” (“Hadley Nunes” from In the Make)
From assistant art director/special projects editor Laura LaRue: “I can see my husband and I watching the Razorbacks and hanging out with our friends in this awesome outdoor space. That fireplace is calling my name! I’m putting this in the “dream house” folder. Happy Friday!” (“Casual and comfy in Cali…” from A Life’s Design)
From account executive Stevi Jackson: Great blog for anyone needing a little dose of color. And, the coffee table of books is fabulous! (“Could we” from An Indian Summer)
From editor in chief Diane Carroll: “Yes, fireplace time of year! Instant cozy. love the options shown hereâpure architecture, or art, or the inventive mirror/TV. But the art wins in my book.” (“Time to spruce up your fireplace” from Bear-Hill Interiors)
From associate editor/online editor Paulette Pearson: “J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons’ NYC pad is up for sale. Any takers?” (“Jenna Lyons home for sale” from Live Creating Yourself)
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.