Summerizing Your Fireplace

Summerizing Your Fireplace

I ran across this pretty picture and thought it was the perfect summer look
for an unused winter fireplace!

For more inspiring ideas for fireplaces, check out my blogging friend Katie’s post on Fireplace-scapes, which earned her a place last week in The Washington Post! Congrats, Katie!

Photo: Ideal Home June 2008 via House to Home


  1. I love this photo ! Wonderful idea to forget our fireplace duting the summer !

  2. Hmmmmm …. now I’m thinking I really should do something with that big wood stove in my great room instead of it just sitting there all neglected this summer. Time to put on the thinking cap!

    :-) Rosie

  3. Vee~A Haven for Vee says:

    Great photo…excellent idea…now if I only had a fireplace. ;D

  4. That made me warm inside for sure.

  5. It’s so girly! But so fantastic! I love the look…not sure my husband would go for it. PRETTY!

  6. the Farmer's Wife says:

    Lovely photo. Fortunately for me I never winterized my mantle, so I’m all set for summer. I’m so lazy. Well, I am remodeling a basement by myself after all so I never got around to it.

    – Suzanne, the Farmer’s Wife

  7. Ah, that is so pretty Melissa. Love those peonies on the mantel. Very girly and romantic!

  8. Hi Melissa! I love this photo! Thank you so much for the shoutout. You are such a great blogging friend! :)

  9. Wow – definitely going to check out – this is a great photo!

  10. That is just beautiful. I would love a fireplace that looked just like that in my bedroom. That would be such a pretty sight to greet me each morning.

  11. ann marie says:

    I love all of the white.. And the wallpaper! So feminine and clean looking…

  12. Wow! Great ideas! Thank you for the link.

    Happy Full June Strawberry Moon to you, tonight!

    Smilnsigh blog

  13. Ack! What was I thinking? When we bought our house I ‘gave’ the den are to my husband to decorate. I promised to keep my sticky little fingers off that entire room. The room with the fireplace. It kills me now. :)

  14. I would love to change the look of my fireplace….hummm I may need to post a picture of my fireplace- maybe someone out there could help give me a new idea of what to do with it-
    Thanks for giving me an idea-

  15. Since most fireplaces are faux in So. Florida where I live…..I have a variety of decorative fireplace screens in front of my two. I love all of the outdoor posts that you have been doing! ~XO~ Janet

  16. Head on over to Blissfully D (blog) I put a link to your backyard on there. =)

  17. Perfect, just how I can imagine my fireplace one day!!!!

  18. Great idea! The fireplace usually gets a bit lost in the summer, when it not in use! Love it! I’ll have to dress mine up for summer too now :-)

  19. I have my own goofy things on my fireplace hearth all year long. I never think to do anything inside the fireplace since we have gas logs *gasp*. I’ve always wanted a REAL woodburning one, but this was a better option than none. We have two actually 1 down and 1 up. Just missing the crackle and the smell… two of the most important parts of a fireplace. I love the mantle on this picture. I should lighten mine up for spring/summer.

  20. Ann Marie says:

    this is a sweet room. i always like to see what people do with their fireplaces during off season. this is a nice, simple solution.

  21. How funny! I just did this very thing! Our day lilies and Stella d’ oros are in full bloom. I cut stems and put them in front of our fireplace in tall vases!

  22. I love this picture the colours together are just perfect.
    Cheers Linda

  23. What a lovely touch, those bright flowers are a perfect fit!!


  24. Very pretty! I don’t have a fireplace but we plan to install one. I can’t wait for all the decorating opportunities!

  25. Love the idea! We actually have a small wooden stove that sticks out a little from ours with a black see-through screen in front of it. After reading this, I just looked at it and thought – why not decorate a wooden screen and use that in front of it during the warm months? Hmmm…

  26. Love the lighter look of the summer mantle. I have a large antique fireplace screen that I place in front of our fireplace in the summer. It’s my “summer” look :)



  27. I love this photo! I have a stacked stone fireplace…and I would love to make it more summery….I am off to check out Katies post…Thanks Melissa for such a timely post!

  28. so sweet and lovely.. love it!

  29. I have a neglected woodstove…..I will have to summerize it today! Thanks for the idea and the link to Katie’s blog :o)

  30. I wanted to point your attention to this incredible idea a hanging daybed in a sunroom. Looks like a place I could cuddle up in and read.

  31. I would LOVE love LOVE to have a house with a pretty fireplace, unfortunately there aren’t many fireplaces in South Florida… ;(

  32. Great ideas on how to dress up an old standard. Love the link to the fireplace-scapes. Lots of inspiration.

    Hope you’re having a great week!

  33. Love the fireplace ideas, Melissa! Ours definitely needs a touch of summer.

  34. Oh, this is the lovliest little fireplace. I love the wallpaper in the background and the flowers! It’s all so girly chic! Have a good weekend. Daisy~

  35. It softens and cools the room. Very lovely.

  36. That is soooo gorgeous!!! What a super happy room! :) I could definitely enjoy a nice cup of coffee by that mantle and be perfectly content! xo!

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