Homes+ (Australia) - - STYLE & DECORATE -

A sand­stone sur­round is quite com­mon in many parts of Aus­tralia. The rough faceted face of the stone adds great vis­ual warmth to the fire­place even when not in use. When alight, the play of the open flame on the off­set stone picks up on its char­ac­ter and colours.

A mix of found and new ob­jects will add a per­sonal touch, while a few mod­ern pieces will work well to con­trast with the sur­round’s tra­di­tional de­sign. Re­mem­ber to add in­ter­est on ei­ther side of the hearth, like these metal jugs and hur­ri­cane lamp. And a cush­ion nearby (but not too close) means your furry friends can en­joy the heat on cold nights – it also adds a re­laxed vibe.

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