Wednesday, February 15, 2012

{wanted: a pile of firewood ...}

The look of firewood piled high near the fireplace sure is charming isn't it? The texture of raw wood adds more warmth to a space than almost anything else can {besides the actual fire perhaps!}.

We've seen this look a lot in the passed few years as the rustic glam trend continues. I don't have a fire-burning fireplace - but I have the PERFECT spot for a couple of piles of wood flanking my gas fireplace in the living room, so I think I am officially on the hunt! Here's a look at the spot I am thinking of, it's hard to see the empty 'holes' in the shelves, but I've outlined them in red:


Can you picture it? What do you think?? Just the rustic touch I think I'm looking for!


Here's some of my inspiration:




Love the mix of glam, feminine and refined with raw, masculine and organic! My hubby somewhat chuckled at my request for a large pile of firewood .... then when I told him how much we'd need I think he thought I was crazy .... maybe I should show him this next image so my request won't seem so grand:


Surely I don't need THAT much! :) Any one in the Vancouver area have any hints on obtaining some firewood??

I'll be back here later today to announce the art giveaway winners!

23 comments:

modern jane said...

I think it would be more than awesome! I love this idea! Do it, do it! :)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Go for it! Its worth a try..

amy walters said...

I love piled wood look...it would look stunning in your - already gorgeous - living room!!!

LR {SIX TWELVE PLACE} said...

YES! You need it- it would look fabulous!

Emily Davis said...

Awesome idea!! Can't wait to see it!

xoxo, Emily

Angela / LifeLoveLuxe said...

Oooh, lovely! I think that's a great idea for those little nooks. Remember to put some sort of insect/mouse repellant behind each pile to ward off any little guys who might find such a pile "homey". ;)

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Kitty Cotten said...

I have been following your blog for a long time now and realized I have never commented! I really love your style/blog/the whole thing :) Love my daily dose of decor inspiration! Keep it coming!!

Warm Wishes,
Kitty

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Lisa @ Cozy Condo Living said...

I don't think I've ever commented on your blog either and have been following for awhile. I love the look of firewood stacked up. It would look great in your cubby. My only suggestion would be to inspect all the wood before bringing it in just to make sure there are no castaway spiders.

emily@boxwoodclippings.com said...

I think this is going to look great..love this look. Can't wait to see results.

BJORNSRANDOMS said...

For your dilemma, I can't help but recall to a DIY Steven Sabados did once where he created a cabinet where the door was actually a shallow tray painted black. And he used cut off the ends of some firewood and attached them to the tray. It looks like a pile of firewood, but is actually a functional cabinet. Since you don't need firewood, you might as well do that. I think Snob in downtown Toronto had one on display a couple years ago during the Interior Design Show as well.

Lauren said...

I think wood would look great next to your fireplace! You have the perfect cubbies for it to go into. We recently purchased 1/2 cord of firewood and were thinking about storing some inside as you've show, but we don't have a good place for it and I'm concerned that bugs might come into the house (thanks to watching that new show "infested"). Maybe I'm just paranoid, ha!

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Sheila @SZInteriors said...

This is a look I love, and I think it would be fabulous in the spots you're contemplating. Wood makes things feel cozy, comfortable, warm, and welcoming. I say go for it!

Anonymous said...

It's a great look, but I could never have firewood indoors; one can't help but think of the creepy crawlies that love living in dry bark. Perhaps if it was fresh from the tree, or someone could give each log a good dusting first...

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Yes!!! You have to do it! You have the perfect spot, and the rustic touch would be fabulous in your room.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

YES, YES, YES!! It will be perfect..such a great idea :) ( Do Home Depot or places like that sell bundles?! ) x

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

I think it would add the perfect earthy touch to your living room! I say go for it, Nancy! :)


XO,

Sam
www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Hey Nancy if you head on over to Rosa's post she mentions her man is all about cutting the firewood. I would hit them up. These spaces are amazing, I think when I have time, I'm heading over to Pinterest to pin them, so beautiful and while we are on the subject of beautiful, your living room is stunning!!!!!! You should do a shoot of your house!!!!!

Amanda Hill said...

Freaking love it! Do it! NOW!

For the Love of a Cottage said...

Your cubbies would look perfect with the firewood. I want to put some firewood in a bucket and I was thinking about using a poly to seal them. I, too, am afraid of the critters. I watch those Infested shows, too :) Surely polyurethane wouldn't catch fire after thoroughly dry, would it? "Meet the Parents" is where that little anxiety comes from.

Chic et Posh said...

I adore rustic touches in Deco. Those little wood trunks would look perfect there! Brown matches with the glammy light blue of your cute chairs. Hug hug to you! XoXo Maca

Audrey said...

That would look great. Your first inspiration pic looks like it might be an old coal burning fireplace. I don't think you need to worry about the wood not actually being used. I would, however, worry about bugs!

OR DESIGN glassworks. Distinctive Custom Architectural glasswork said...

I'm with the consensus! Great, go for it. Love the look! We're installing a modern (read: fake flame!) electric fireplace to replace our never-used 20 year old wood fireplace (asthma and allergies), so that style's out for us, unfortunately!

Sunday Loft said...

The wood is an outstanding idea and especially the placement you’re contemplating. DO it!

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