guest post - urban dweller

To be fair, Laura sent me this post a couple of weeks ago when the thought of snuggling in front of a fireplace seemed appropriate! If you've been living in Eastern Canada or the United States for the past week than you know we have been experiencing record high temperatures and kicking off our winter boats and coats with great abandon. Still, I'm sure this post will be relevant for some and who doesn't like looking at a crackling fire. Thanks Laura! Hi Everyone! I’m delighted to be contributing to The Marion House Book, one of my all-time favourite blogs. I attended the Ryerson School of Interior Design with Emma, and after working in the design industry, decided to pursue a career in real estate sales.  My love of design lives on through my blog, Urban Dweller, where I discuss Toronto real estate, design, interesting places around the city, and well, all things Urban!

This time of year always makes me crave the soothing effect of a crackling fireplace or wood burning stove.  Something about the smell, the sound of the crackling wood, the soft glow and the warmth that a roaring fire emits can completely change the ambiance of any space.  I just love that primal, historic element that they can add to a home.

I wanted to share with you some images of fireplaces and wood burning stoves that have caught my eye lately.  Each one seems to become the focal point of the room, and take on a personality of its own.

Image credits:
photo 1: Joanna Goddard via A Cup of Jo
photo 2: via Apartment Therapy
photo 3: Mikkel Absbol via I love your place
photo 4: Morten Holtum
photo 5: Patrick Hagborg for Skona Hem
photo 6: Nicklas Rudfell via Solid Frog
photo 7: via Skona Hem