November 19, 2019

9 Modern Fireplace Screens + The One We're Cozying Up to at the River House

For me, a real fire crackling into the night during the cold season is one of the coziest ways to spend an evening in. We knew we wanted to be able to enjoy burning fires as the weather turned at the river house and recently had the chimney updated to code so we could do exactly that. I even painted the hearth and firebox black to give the fireplace a modern update.

For the finishing touch, we just needed a fireplace screen to officially light up the first fire. We landed on this one, a flat style with a brass handled frame and love how the flush feel of it brings a touch of "rustic meets modern charm" to the brick chimney. I guess that's how you could describe the entire vibe we're going for with this house and hey, we've got the fireplace done!

As a quick reminder, here's how the fireplace originally looked:


Two small things (a fresh coat of paint and a new screen) really make all the difference. And! Here are nine other modern fireplace screens at every budget we considered while on the hunt. Those curves on number 1 & 5 almost won out:

When it comes to outfitting the cottage, there's still much to do, yet warming up by the fire makes the magic in this home come alive. I know we'll think back on our first year here fondly when we had little more than a few pieces of furniture and a crackling fire to cozy up next to.

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