Summer Fireplace StylingWhen I moved into this adorable house a few months ago, I was excited to once again have a fireplace as the center focus of my living room.  As spring is turning into summer the question arises. . . what to do with the inside of the fireplace as it lays dormant for the season. So here is what I did:

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Once the inside of the fireplace found a use displaying the birch log the 9 large candles from Ikea, I added two vases of sea grass, one on the hearth and the other on the mantel. I collected all the white vessels from around my house and chose the sizes that brought in balance. I added a large glass vase of seashells to the hearth and a ceramic basket filled with matches. I then finished my summer look by overlaying a boxwood wreath (Smith & Hawken from Target) over the top of the two modern color field paintings that resemble a lush summer lake scene I painted a few years ago.  When fall comes again and I am ready to burn wood in my fireplace, I can simply remove the candles and stones and save them for the next spring. Now, I am going to go get my cup of tea and a book and enjoy my summer fireplace. ~ Lia