I like the fireplace and the storage for the firewood. But I live in South Carolina, so I'm thinking of how to adapt the hearth to our climate here. Perhaps a split mini heat pump that we can all sit around as it blasts out cold air?
A Danish living room featured in Femina boasts the Scandinavian winter must-have: a wood-burning fireplace, as well as plenty of locally made ceramics and furniture. Eight layers of white paint brighten up the log cabin-like interior. (Seriously check out the rest of the tour; it's straight out of the movie Elf.)