Who says the fireplace can’t keep you warm and cool at the same time? I don’t know about you, but I tend to have the fireplace on most of the winter. With gas logs it’s very easy to start and provides such a cozy warmth that I always want to be surrounded by the glow. But when those warmer months hit, what’s a girl to do? She wants to head to the coast, with bonfires on the beach, and sand in her toes. So I throw the windows open and invite the fresh breezes to sway my linen curtains and fill the room. And to make me feel like I’m at the shore, I switch up the decor. I’ve been to a lot of markets and sales this summer, and have found some great pieces. As the summer heat rolls in, the fireplace becomes a source of cooling, a respite, an oasis. It makes me want to sit back, relax, linger over my morning coffee, or lazily page through a magazine. Hello there, summer. Thanks, fireplace, for becoming my “coolplace”.