10 Hot Fireplaces to Cozy Up To

It's true: A fireplace is the focal point of any living room. Whether you prefer a stone surround or something more modern, these fireplaces prove that a striking design is all it takes to become center stage in these stylish spaces.

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Firescape Art

Fireplaces provide far more than heat and a cozy place to curl up. They can fulfill architectural roles and become artistic accouterments. This fireplace serves as a sophisticated room divider, and it demands attention. The gas-fed flames rise out of a bed of shiny river rock set on a four-foot long firescape. It is mounted below an upside-down chimney in this home's living room. Image courtesy of Alan Dyson

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