Friday Fun: Cosy Fireplaces

Now that Christmas is over, our thoughts naturally turn to partying with friends at a chalet high up in the mountains after a great day of skiing. Well, mine do anyway, if I had all the time and money in the world. Of course, my kind of partying involves a cosy fire, great views, delicious food and pleasant discussions about books, art, music and theatre.

Having had a stove in our house in France, I can vouch it is a wonderful way to warm up the room. No fireplace is complete without a pet, of course. From Home Building and Renovating magazine.
Ah, even better with a cat… From Bill’s TN Paradise.
A more minimalist Scandinavian feel to this one, from songbirdblog.com
Great Christmas atmosphere at this property in Northern Ireland, from Property Pal.
This picture seems to have been taken in summer, which is just wrong. Tom Cruise’s former property in Colorado, from Adelto.co.uk
Ah, this one allows everyone to sit around the fire! French chalet from Design Mag.
The typical wood-heavy chalet look in Megeve, from Chalet Chatel.
We can’t see the fireplace in this picture, but I’m sure it matches the view. Chalet in Zermatt, from Luxury Ski Chalets.