It's about 80 degrees here in New York so let's talk about fireplaces shall we? Seems fitting.
One of the things about the Zetter Townhouse that really stole my heart was the fireplace bench they had in the bar (see below).
I admit that due to the weather this week, a roaring fire might not sound that appealing, but the cold weather will be here any minute and a fireplace bench seems like the perfect place to cozy up with a cocktail and a good conversation.
Also a pretty practical place to dry things out after a day outside.
They're a great space for extra people to perch during parties or, if you're like me and always 100% frozen, the best seat in the house.
Most of these images are from pretty traditional interiors, but these would look just as great in a more modern space. The first image is a great example of that...and I nicely put it up top so now I guess you'll just have to scroll back up. My apologies.