Here in Melbourne, the clock's have gone back, the days are drawing in, the nights are getting chilly and there's no denying that Winter is coming.....
One thing we look forward to in the cooler months is lighting our fires and revelling in the comfort of the open and crackling flames.
Melbourne-based retailer - Oblica - is bringing the best in European fireplace design to Australia.
Driven by offering fireplaces that combine functionality and distinctive design, their range includes fireplaces, stoves, outdoor fire pits, wood storage solutions and fire accessories from acclaimed firms such as Focus, Skantherm, Stûv and Invicta.
Focus is the original brand behind the suspended fireplace - with the Gyrofocus in 1968 designed by Dominque Imbert. This design icon has won numerous awards, appeared in New York's Guggenheim Museum (among others) as well as being a feature in the works of architect Norman Foster and even appearing in a James Bond movie.
So you are amongst good company then in considering one of these stunning fireplaces to be a practical and beautiful addition to your home!
Many of these recent shots were styled by the team at Greenhouse Interiors - a powerhouse of the Australian styling industry and really help to illustrate just how amazing these fireplaces can be within a contemporary home environment.
From shaker-inspired design (below) to wall-hung space-saving designs - all Oblica fireplaces succeed in making a bold design statement.
Skantherm is responsible for the design of a fireplace 'system' that reflects our changing needs - this option below offers modular units for wood storage, seating and shelving to adapt as our living spaces need to adapt.
So bring it on Winter - for more information see Oblica's full range here.