I think I have done a post on freplaces before, but here we go again. I adore them. They bring such warmth to a home, both temperature- and atmosphere-wise. Nothing beats a fire to cuddle up infront of in the middle of winter. Imagine eating homemade scones and having your morning-cuppa in front of the fireplace, or even better, grilling marshmellows in it during summer, yum!
Continuing on the theme of contrast, here are some very different fireplaces that I dream of having.
Having a second thought about it though, I would be happy with any style as long as their is a real fire in my house.