In­te­rior de­sign

Coun­try Life’s guide to the best hearth-warm­ing stoves, el­e­gant fire­places and es­sen­tial ac­ces­sories

Country Life Every Week - - Contents - By Amelia Thorpe

Try­ing to de­cide whether he should have a wood-burn­ing stove or a tra­di­tional fire­place, Giles Kime se­lects the best and most stylish ex­am­ples

Old and new

An­tique fire­place spe­cial­ist Thorn­hill Gal­leries is a use­ful source of dec­o­ra­tive finds, such as this 18th-cen­tury Louis XV fire­place in lime­stone, £7,500, shown with wrought-iron fire dogs and grate and a re­claimed bri­quette in­te­rior. The com­pany has some 350 mar­ble, wood and stone an­tique fire­places in stock at any one time, plus re­pro­duc­tion de­signs, ac­ces­sories and a fully be­spoke fire­place ser­vice (020– 8949 4757; www.thorn­hill­gal­leries.co.uk)

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