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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fireplaces and Fireplace Chairs - Thanks to BHG

The most recent issue of Better Homes and Gardens shows some amazing before and after photos of fireplaces.  link to BHG article As the weather gets warmer, the thought of a cozy fireplace becomes magical.  We have two fireplaces in our home - one in the family room and a double one in the master bedroom - both gas-powered.  In the 11 plus years we have lived in this house, we have lit those fireplaces less than half a dozen times.  We seem to have some ventilation or structural problem that causes the smoke alarm to go off each time we  have lit one and we just give up.  For the upcoming winter holidays, we are expecting family visitors from WAY up north (Virginia and Illinois) so I have begged my husband to look into the problem so we can actually sit in front of these lovely spots and sip our apple cider in comfort.

Looking at the transformed fireplaces highlighted in the BHG article made me notice and think of the kind of chairs that look so great in front of a fireplace - a pair of wingbacks.  Here are some that would work particularly well!
Hickory House Wingback Chairs in Mushroom Taupe
Polo Fields Compact Wingback Chairs 
Duralee Ikat Wingback chairs with Custom Finish

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