Warm up your Home with Modern Wood Burning Stoves

Scan 68 wood burning stoves

Scan 68 wood burning stove

As the cold weather persists and we all start piling on the extra layers, I’ve been thinking about changing the fireplace at home. I have an ugly electric fire that we never use which is housed in a horrible laminated orange fire surround. It’s pretty hideous. I’d really like to replace it with a fire surround that is a bit more chunky and industrial looking to fit with the look we’ve created in the living room. I’ve been looking since 2013 and nothing has really jumped out at me. Although Next now have a couple that I quite fancy. I also really like the idea of wood burning stoves. We totally don’t need one as the central heating is more than enough to keep our little flat toasty warm, but I just love the cosy atmosphere they create and you can’t beat the crackling and popping noises of burning wood, not to mention the smell. I’d like to think we could get the fireplace sorted for next winter but my list of home projects is extremely long so it might have to wait. We’ll see! Read More…

Pinspiration : Unusual Heating

So, it’s come round again, Wednesday is here and we are halfway towards the weekend. Time for some Pinspiration. This week I’m featuring some inventive and unusual heating solutions that I have been pinning on Pinterest on my Heating Inspiration board. Heating isn’t generally something that I would consider to be exciting but it is possible to find heating solutions that really make a bold statement. Here are some of my favourites!


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Chagall radiator by Aestus

Chagall is one of the latest designer radiators to be added to the Hotech collection by Aestus. More than just a radiator, Chagall pushes the boundaries of functionality into the realm of high-design and contemporary art.

It was created to add that little something extra to the home environment over and above the practical requirements of heating. The art-like aesthetics of Chagall offer a bold and graphic design in earthy golden and charcoal black tones featuring delicate art nouveau inspired etching.

Chagall is available in an array of RAL colours, five luxury finishes including brushed, satin or feathered aluminium as well as copper and silver leaf.

Heating gone soft

Makura by MHS Radiators

Designed by Takahide Sano for Italian company Ad Hoc and distributed in the UK by MHS Radiators, Makura offers a completely new take on the traditional radiator. Combining the durability of hard steel with the soft furnishing of comfy cushions, this new heating concept not only looks good, but also allows for a more personal interaction with heating.

Makura features removable cushions that have interchangeable covers in a number of colours allowing for better customisation. Each cushion is filled with cherry stones that retain and radiate the heat, making them perfect to snuggle up with of a cold evening.

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