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Montage: Modern Outdoor Fireplaces

It used to be that everyone coveted an indoor fireplace. Now that built-in wood-burning fireplaces aren’t the only option—there are many electric, propane, ethanol, wall-mounted, and free-standing fireplaces to be had— it seems that an outdoor fireplace is the thing.

Of course, weather in New England makes the whole outdoor room concept hard, unlike on the West Coast (make sure to check out my friend Chantal’s insane outdoor space in La Jolla). Fire pits are good options here (I will do a post on those as we get deeper into warmer weather). But plenty of people, especially those in warmer climes, are building full-on fireplaces to face their outdoor spaces.

There are fireplaces that are part of the house architecture, but are on the exterior façade, and others that build full-on fireplaces separate from the house, on disconnected patios or by the pool. Here is sampling of 20 modern outdoor fireplaces.

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The Saguaro Palm Springs

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Photo by Scott Mayoral of Central Meridian Photography

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Vance Burke Interior Design
Photo by Christopher Dow  •   Garden Design

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Resolution 4 Architecture

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Right Move Real Estate

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Barbara Hill Design

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Rob Pressman of TGP Landscape Architecture  •   Photo by Steve Gunther

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Rob Steiner Garden  •  Photo by Lisa Romerein  •  Garden Design Magazine

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Photo by Lisa Romerein  •  Coastal Living

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Karlavagen Real Estate

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Thuilot Associates  •  Sunset Magazine

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Danao Outdoor

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Fearon Hay Architects   •   Photo by Patrick Reynolds

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Kennedy Nolan Architects  •   Photo by Derek Swalwell

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Belzberg Architects

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Better Homes & Gardens

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 Photo by Roger Davies Photography

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 Bates Masi Architects

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Photo by Evelyn Müller  •  CASA Brazil

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Photo by Thomas Story  •  Sunset Magazine

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Montage: 20 Modern Patios and Decks

For outdoor inspiration, in case you are contemplating making a purchase after seeing yesterday’s post, Get the Look: 18 Modern Patio Chairs, here are 20 outdoor spaces with a range of patio furniture. Most of the patios and decks have a modern sensibility, but some are charmingly rustic.

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Fashion designer Jenni Kayne’s home
Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

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Hufft Projects

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Jonas Wagell   –   Sommarnöjen

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 Jeremy Levine Design

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Estrella Salietti Decoración  –  Photo by Adriana Bufi

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 unidentified

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Thom Filicia

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Renato D’Ettorre Architects   –    Canberra Times

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 Photo by James Merrell for House to Home

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Oscar Properties

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Sett Studio

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Home of artist Torlarp Larpjaroensook
Photo by Owen Raggett

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West Elm

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Hecker Guthrie Architecture
Photo by Derek Swalwell for The Design Files

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Wolterinck

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Curb Architecture
Photo by Hollis Bennett for Dwell

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unidentified

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Maison Estate

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Architex  –  Photo by Simon Devitt

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Montage: 32 Rooms with Blue Velvet Sofas

For a while I had been noticing gray sofas galore, but lately its been blue velvet sofas that have been standing out. Elegant but still cozy, they work in a variety of rooms, and seem just the touch of richness needed for this chilly winter week. There are some old favorites in here that I felt like I had to include (Frank Roop, Mary McDonald), but also plenty of new finds. Tomorrow we’ll take a shopping trip on the Interwebs to find blue velvet seating of our own.

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Lonny
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Emily Henderson

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 Rue Magazine

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Monica Penaguião

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 Home of interior stylist Jaime Lacasa
Photographed by P. Zuloaga for Elle Decoration Spain

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Aman & Carson
Photographed by Pieter Estersohn for Elle Decor

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Designer Frank Roop’s own home (also my neighbor in Boston)
Photographed by Eric Roth for Elle Decor

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Hecker Guthrie
Photographed by Derek Swalwell (via The Design Files)

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Architect Omer Arbel • Photographed by Martin Tessler

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Victoria Hagan

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Architectural Digest Spain (via ECLECchic)

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Amanda Nisbet

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Photographed by Petra Bindel

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Designer Ksenia Nikitina’s Moscow penthouse
Architectural Digest Russia

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Annsley McAleer
(Boston designer and my neighbor)

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 Brad Goreski’s home on The Coveteur

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 unidentified (via Remodelista)

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 unidentified (via MFAMB)

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Photographed by Simon Upton for Elle Decor

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Photographed by Mark Boston for Heart Home Magazine

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unidentified (via The Brick House)

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Elena Letteron • New England Home

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D. Mesure Studio

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D. Mesure Studio

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Pauline de Rothschild’s library in House Beautiful

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Martyn Lawrence Bullard

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 Actress Romy Schneider photographed by Giancarlo Botti

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 Mary McDonald

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Designer Todd Alexander Romano’s apartment in NYC
 Thomas Loof for Architectural Digest

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 Shoot Factory

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Emily Henderson

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Windsor Smith

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