( SAS Interiors) With cold weather upon us, the question of the day seems to be, “How do I build the perfect fireplace fire?” For safety sake and to avoid an unpleasant and frustrating experience each time you want to enjoy an evening in front of a warm and cozy fire, that is an important…
It’s that time of year…to get your fireplace ready to enjoy for the ensuing colder months. A quality fireplace tool set is a must for maintaining a warm, crackling fire around the clock. Our top selling tool sets, featured below, provide beauty and function made for years of use and enjoyment. …
Traditional wood burning fireplaces require vigilant maintenance and hence you need the right set of tools for the job. Wood storage is one of the main issues that needs to be dealt with. You need to keep the firewood stocked close by so that you can easily add a log to the fire when required.
Even if you have an electric or gas powered fireplace, placing a wood holder with a few logs of woods next to the fireplace will add a cozy touch and an inviting feel to the room.
When singer and actress Ashlee Simpson listed her 7,100-square-foot villa in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $3.69 million in spring of 2011, realtor.com posted 20 photos of the fabulous Mediterranean style house on its website. With five bedrooms, six and a half baths, a pool and spa, media room, meditation room and breath-taking views of canyons, mountains and greenbelts, the listing was sure to go fast.
Not surprisingly the listing agent, Sotheby’s International, reported the house had sold by June 2011 for $3.475 million, not too far off the asking price in a slow real estate market. While we’re sure the meditation garden and gourmet kitchen had plenty to do with the quick sale, what really attracted us about the photos of Ms. Simpson’s home were the many and varied uses of wrought iron. From the railing on the second-floor balcony to lighting fixtures and accent pieces, wrought iron is a repeated decorating theme throughout the home.
Decorators and celebrities love wrought iron because it makes any space feel timeless and luxurious. There are a variety of architectural styles, from a Mission style house to a Craftsman cottage or Northwoods lodge.
Jeffrey Lubell, founder of True Religion Brand Jeans, says that wrought iron is one of the key design elements used in his Mediterranean style beach home. Lubell currently has the stunning, 3,000-square-foot Manhattan Beach property on the market for $10.5 million, according to Realtor.com.
Among the ways architect Louie Tomaro incorporates decorative wrought iron in the home is with an eye-catching railing that serves as a statement piece on the beautiful curving staircases in the house. The house’s interior railing also emphasizes the curved balcony that overlooks the ocean.
Wrought iron fireplace screens ensure that the fire is contained in a safe place and no ashes or sparks land on the carpet, floor or someone’s feet while the fire is burning. A fireplace screen also helps in creating an even heat flow to the entire room.
Fireplace screens are essential accessories that every home owner must invest in. Its basic purpose is to ensure safety of the inhabitants and keep children and pets safe from the fire. This also means that your clothes are safe from the fire when you are standing close to the fire.
Christmas is here! Timeless Wrought Iron would like to wish its readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
This is the time to meet up with friends, spend time with your family and loved ones and kick back and relax. You have worked hard all year, and now, you definitely deserve a break. Use these holidays wisely; remember to spend sometime on yourself as well. Do things that you enjoy doing, unwind and de-stress your mind before you go back to your routine for yet another year.
Winters are here, and the fireplace is the most coziest and welcoming part of your home. During the holiday season, families gather around the fireplace to spend time together and cherish old memories. The way you decorate the area around the fireplace is very important as it sets the mood and tone of the family meetings and gatherings.
Using sturdy materials around the fireplace ensures a relaxed atmosphere and people can sit casually around the fireplace and relax without fear of breaking or ruining something.
Fireplace log carriers and holders are must have accessories for any home with a functional, wood burning fireplace or hearth. Even for homes with modern gas or electric fireplaces, a wrought iron log carrier is a great décor item that adds a cozy touch to any home.
There is something very primal and basic about chopped wood piled up next to a fireplace. It gives a feel of the very basic, cave like inhabitance, when the men chopped up firewood and brought it back to keep their families warm and safe.
Once again, the holiday season is upon us, and Christmas shopping and Christmas décor is on everyone’s mind. If you haven’t already, try using wrought iron stocking hangers and hooks this year. Hanging Christmas stockings by the fireplace is an important activity of the holiday season, the anticipation of receiving goodies and gifts in these stockings on Christmas Eve, and the hope and joy of spending quality time with your loved ones is all part of the Holiday spirit.
We have all read the legend of how Santa Claus helped a poor nobleman’s daughters by filling their old stockings with gold. So this year we thought about bringing you some other interesting facts about Christmas stockings and their contents.