coastal decor and crafts

11/2/09

12 Fireplaces for People who Love the Sea

I don't have a fireplace but I would love to have one and would be happy with anyone of these fireplaces.

nautical fireplace
Fireplaces are the focal point in the room. Design and decorating possibilities seem endless, from the surround and mantel design to decorating the wall space above to styling the mantel. Via.


Sea Theme Fireplace
The mantel of a fireplace is the perfect space to display a Model Yacht and other decorations, including beach finds. It's a prominent spot for you to express and showcase your love for the ocean and coastal lifestyle. Photo by Brian Vanden Brink.

Michael Grimm Photography
Make sure you have comfortable seating right next to your fireplace. Photo by Michael Grimm.

Stone Fireplace
Looks very comfy to me too! Via.

Jill Shevlin
While the wall space above the fireplace is more permanently decorated, mantels change with the season. That's the fun part. You can create a different mood for the room by just changing up the mantel decor.

Fireplace Mantel Decor
If you lean the art, you can have a rotating gallery!

Fireplace in Bedroom
To have a fireplace in the bedroom feels luxurious. Via AD.

Nautical Fireplace
Out of the box design. Via Nantucket Architecture.

Coastal Christmas
Like most people, I would enjoy decorating the fireplace for the Christmas season. Photo by Brian Vanden Brink.

Brian Vanden Brink
Photo by Brian Vanden Brink also.

Fireplace in Bathroom
It would be a dream to have a nautical or coastal theme fireplace in the bathroom. Via House Beautiful.

Coastal Theme Fireplace
Even if a fireplace is non-functional, it's still a great asset. In that case you have the opportunity to fill the opening with a big sculptural piece or a grouping of things like here. I'd probably create a candle display as featured here! Photo by Eric Roth.

18 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the fireplaces. I think my favourite is the last one - so many treasures
Alison

The Impatient Gardener said...

I love looking at fireplaces because I have a very difficult time accessorizing mine. I have a stone fireplace, similar to the first picture, except the stone extends all the way to the top of the cathedral ceiling (a good 20 or more feet). I used to have a pond yacht on it, but I got sick of that. Then I got some beautiful sort of long, skinny wood carving things from Palecek that I've grouped on one side, but I need a pop of color or something and since the fireplace is so massive it needs to be quite large and I've never really found the right thing. It's a conundrum that's for sure!

beth said...

I love fireplaces! I wish I had one as a focal point in my living room, but I'm just going to have to pretend that my tv armoire is a fireplace and mantel. You have to work with what you've got, right? :) My favorite fireplace that you featured is the one in your header! LOVE it! Have a great day! Beth.

Linda Merrill said...

Fabulous! I so miss having a fireplace. My faves are #2 and #3.

Tina said...

I have an old fireplace mantel attached to our apartment wall and I've wondered what to do with it. I am inspired by that post and since I can paint my walls here and they are white, Im intrigued by that black one. That could be great in my bedroom. Thanks for the inspirations
T

sealaura said...

congrats to the winner!

I like the one one that is not functional but makes use of that space. very cool.

cathy e said...

I love all of them, the last one is my fave
cathy

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh my! Both of the stone fireplaces took my breath away!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Maya, time got away from me & I didn't get to blog it :-(( Congrats to the winner!

The first one looks like a fireplace where a sea captain would stretch his legs, & tell his tales. The third one, the blue... so very cottage-y. A nice collection, each with it's own story to tell.

Happy Day
~Julia

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

We have a pretty fireplace that gets decorated. But not used. I know. Sad.
Brenda

Mickey Johnson said...

...congrats to the winner of the give away and i love fire places! the one in your header picture is outstanding and i love, love, love the lobster cushion! too cute! xo, mickey

Pearl Maple said...

Congrats to your luck winner

Fantastic collection of fireplaces, they seem to go together, beach side living and fire.

Kellie Collis said...

A fireplace is one of the lovely reasons i would love an old home!

Shorely Chic said...

I Loooove the second one down - so chic :)

Marie said...

J'adore all the fireplaces, but my fav is the one with the three starfish on the mantel. Thanks for the mention and excited to be the winner of your giveaway Maya!
-marie

EntertainingMom said...

So inspirational. I am lucky to have 2 fireplaces!

Velvet and Linen said...

Great fireplace ideas.

xo
Brooke

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh...mantel love! We don't have a fireplace but installed a very (very!) old mantel to use as a shelf. Now my challenge is to make it look more like a fireplace and less like something that was just slapped up against the wall. (Which, well, it was!)