When we think “fireplace,” a few key words come to mind: cozy. warm. rustic. Lately, though, a renewed interest in minimalist design has brought forth a few new variations on the theme; today’s roundup of updated fireplace accessories includes a host of screens, matchstick holders, hearth gloves and pokers that seem more at home in a city loft than a country cabin. Wrought iron? Yes. Overwrought details? Not here, friends. From a simple screen with a botanical pattern to an upcycled straw holder for keeping matchsticks together, here’s a fresh take on the aesthetics of cozying up to a roaring fire. Hot chocolate, anyone?
Modern botanical screen found at Crate & Barrel.