It's a great regret that my apartment is missing a fireplace. Not so much because I desire to warm my toes and fingers on chilly evenings but more so because I miss this prime styling surface in any home. I could perhaps build a faux mantel out of wood but the real fireplace magic comes from the old, carved marble or stone mantels that graced the parlors of the most luxurious townhouses in days gone by. I have no idea how I would secure a stone surround to my wall if I were to waltz out of the local architectural salvage the proud owner of a vintage masterpiece. In the meantime, let's enjoy these finely styled specimens. Masterful curations of art, mirrors, objects and flora.