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Spectacular Living Room Fireplace

Build a firewood nook for convenience and a graphic hit.

On chillier days, designer Peter Fleming's double-sided fireplace helps heat the living room and principal bedroom. To give the metal surround a warmer look, Peter rusted it with a solution of rock salt and warm water, then waxed it to a dull finish. A rehabilitated Russel Spanner chair, saved from a junk store, contributes to the house's mid-century modern vibe.

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