I have moved a lot in my life. From my family home to university residence to countless apartments. It’s been a rollercoaster of living arrangements that has had its share of broken appliances, leaks and even a stray snake wandering through the pipes. In the hopes of saving money, each move has sacrificed some coveted luxuries, such as ensuite laundry, a dishwasher, non-laminate countertops, and square footage. It’s the price you pay to live in a buzzing metropolis. But the one luxury I cannot wait to have back is a fireplace.
My family home growing up had a brick fireplace with a stone mantel and it’s still the first thing I picture when I think about hanging stockings at Christmas. My parents’ home now has a sleek gas fireplace and there’s nothing more comforting than going home for a visit and sitting by the fire to catch up on life.
One day, when I have a home of my own, it will have a fireplace. But for now, I indulge in the pages of Style at Home. Both of these rooms feature fireplaces, as well as a grey colour scheme (my favourite!). Question is: Which room do you like better – this OR that?