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Setting Fire to Your Place

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By: Terrie Moore   Photos by: Rachel Benavides


2020 is here and South Texans will experience the coldest temperatures of the year in January. Resolve to make your fireplace the coziest spot in the home. Fireplaces occupy prime real estate in a room, therefore, it’s the perfect opportunity to place your most cherished family pieces and beloved finds in one area of the house. 


Pull your favorite, most comfy chair close to the fire, but don’t stop there. A small table set right beside will encourage you to linger with that cup of coffee. Keep your current book on the seat as a subtle reminder to put the phone down and read. 


Proudly display that unique assemblage art piece and pencil drawing Grandpa picked up from a street artist while in France. Anchor a collection of vintage brass and chunky rustic candlesticks with the antique Indian architectural piece you found while exploring a local shop. Adding your family’s Corriente cattle mount will bring a smile to your face remembering the days on the ranch. Oh, and as temperatures dip, don’t forget to bring in those potted plants. They’ll be a little reminder that these cold days will quickly pass. 

Quick Tips:

– Adding various textures to a monochromatic color scheme will keep it interesting

– Don’t be afraid to mix old and new, shiny and rustic, modern and vintage

– 41% of newly constructed homes have fireplaces

– Have your chimney and fireplace cleaned and inspected annually to prevent creosote and soot buildup

Get the Look:

Upholstered Chair & Brass Drum Table Chic to Chic. 
Architectural Piece Baba One of a Kind. 
Brass Candlesticks Shell and Pine. 
Assemblage Art Piece Artist, Becky Smith.
French Art, Rustic Candlesticks & Potted Plants Wildflowers. 
Corriente Mount Bayhill Design