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When the weather starts to cool, these high-design fireplaces and stylish accessories are just warming up.
Tunnel Vision This super-sleek Ortal gas fireplace (supply and install $9,389) is like two in one—you get a view from both sides. Encased in a wall or column, it creates a peek-a-boo effect that adds serious wow factor. ortal-heat-usa.comMissile Launch With a sleek, rocket-like shape in gunmetal or, our pick, copper, Napoleon’s Bullet Style patio heater (from $559) is head-turning, rust-free and even has a bar table add-on. napoleonfireplaces.comPut a Bird on it Owls are still all that. And these castiron owl fireplace andirons from West Elm ($145) will feather the hearth nicely. westelm.comNorwegian Wood Like the Norwegian town it’s named for, Jøtul’s GF 200 DV IPI Lillehammer direct-vent gas stove ($1,899) has serious Scandinavian charm—think cable-knit sweaters, warming gløgg and classic Winter Olympics. jotul.comHang Low Think of this dais by Danish fireplace maker Rais (from $160) as an elegant charger for the main dish, a preview for the showcase of wood-fuelled flames. ca.rais.com
The hottest trend is linear, clean, all-glass fireplaces, says Preston Meyer of Hearth and Home Specialties in Calgary. With no bulky frame or overbearing mantel or surround, the linear look is all about less is more. Forget extraneous material and think glass and flame, like the new Sky T fireplace by Element4. Go front-facing, peninsula-style or see-through and choose your media kit—stone, glass, log— and then just let the flames do the talking.