Our home is one of two houses in the neighborhood without a fireplace. Now that it's winter, I really want to sip hot chocolate next to crackling logs.
When I first saw Mikael Toth's fireplace, I seriously considered extending a wall in our living room. Seriously. I almost dialed the contractor. Then I realized it would look awkward to not keep the existing nook. But oh my, how I cherish this arrangement. It's so perfect and a wonderful, functional use of space. I love how the rest of the room is further justification of how stark white can transform into a warm atmosphere with natural light and the right accessories. I could lay on the floor of this room all day, and that's the ultimate compliment.