Home is where the hearth is: fabulous fireplaces

Cozy is in — and so is spending a coolish, Southern California night with friends around the fire.

Whether you're considering an update to an existing mantel and surround, incorporating a new fireplace into building plans or simply daydreaming, perhaps you'll find a spark of inspiration in these images we've gathered from our archives of hearth and home styles from traditional to modern. Check out a photo gallery we think will light your fire.

For updates and inspiration on all things home design and lifestyle follow me on Twitter @ThsAmericanHome.