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We see (and admittedly, create) articles aplenty detailing gorgeous ideas for styling the mantle, but what about organizing what goes on below? Many contemporary fireplaces have firewood storage solutions integrated into the design, and Pinterest is rife with images of floor-to-ceiling built-ins stuffed with perfectly sized logs. However most of us are left to our own devices when it comes to figuring out how to store our woodsy fuel. Here are four ideas that go beyond the traditional curved metal log holder: a sleek shelving tower, an earthy serving tray, stylish leather totes, and rustic wicker baskets.
Shop the look: Uttermost Gunnar Large Acacia Wood Bookshelf. Photo by Ann-Charlotte Fagerlin for Expressen.
Shop the look: Pacific Merchants Acaciaware Serving Tray. Design by Kriste Michelini.
Shop the look: White and Black Faux Crocodile Leather Magazine Basket and Patchwork Open End Leather Log Carrier. Design by Wingardhs.
Shop the look: Set of 3 Oval Handle Nested Baskets. Design by HIC Arquitectura.
Looking for more firewood storage solutions? Check out StyleCarrot for a montage of 50 rooms with built-in log storage.
Marni Elyse Katz is a Boston-based writer and editor, and the blogger behind StyleCarrot. She began her career in the fashion closet of Rolling Stone before moving into the digital space, where she worked for both indie startups and biggies, like AOL. Today, Marni writes regularly for Boston Globe Magazine and other local publications, and is Features Editor at Design Milk. In addition to cultivating a serious Pinterest habit and Instagram addiction, Marni masquerades as an interior designer. She also collects art with her husband, including many nude drawings and paintings, to the dismay of their two easily embarrassed sons. Follow Marni on Google+