Edwina Boase, New Dorset Street, Riva 66 Casette
Interior Designer Edwina Boase and her husband chose the Riva 66 cassette fire to fill the traditional fireplace in their renovated Brighton home. It’s clean lines and modern design fit perfectly with the eclectic style of the interiors.
Edwina Boase, New Dorset Street
February 7, 2017
Tell us a bit about how the project started…
We found this property just days after I realised I was pregnant. The estate agents had just one picture of the house which consisted of a dilapidated wooden gate obstructing the front two storeys of the property. The house needed a complete renovation; it ticked so many boxes such as having a fire, en-suite bathroom, space for a garden (originally a concrete car parking space) – it was was exactly what we were after so we snapped it up straight away!
Q. Were you always keen to have a wood burner in your home?
A. It was always our intention to install a wood-burner, it’s a “no brainer” with regards to safety and fuel economy compared to an open fire. Designing/styling rooms with wood-burners/fires is always a pleasure; they can create an ambience and focal point that nothing else compares to – in my opinion they turn a house into a home!
Q. What fire did you choose in the end?
A. We chose the Riva 66 cassette wood burner, we were drawn to its clean contemporary lines and the practicality of the cassette design working with the existing heightened fire opening.
Q. How did you go about finding your fire?
A. Both my husband and I work in interiors so we were familiar with Stovax’s products and their reputation for manufacturing wood-burners that last a lifetime. Having decided on a cassette style wood-burner we did our research but the Riva 66 “stole the show”.
Q. Was it always the plan to have such a modern fire?
A. Due to the characteristics of this property either a traditional or contemporary wood-burner could have worked; However, we were both drawn to the clean lines and practicalities of the Riva.
Q. The house has a beautiful modern/traditional style – what were your inspirations for the interior design of the property?
A. Marc and I could easily be described as eclectic collaborators; Marc’s gifted at re-configuring interior/exterior spaces to maximise their potential and we both share a passion for colour and materials.
Creating your own home is slightly different to working for clients or production companies because you don’t need to design and style a room within a short time-frame.
The design process is more of a journey; the pleasure we take in creating a fun yet functional home is ongoing: “the journey is the destination”
Q. Where do you generally find inspiration for your designs?
A. Our designs are inspired by architecture, art, textiles, travel, food, nature, people, and the realities and practicalities of everyday life.
Photography by Daniela Exley
Please note that Stovax & Gazco accept no liability for their installation suitability, safety or building regulations conformance. The images shown on these pages are from real independent homes, many taken before installation is complete, and these form no basis of an installation recommendation by Stovax or Gazco. Please consult the complete installation instructions for your chosen product and consult with an appropriately qualified person for your own installation.
Riva 66 Wood Burning Inset Fires & Multi-fuel Inset Fires
Not only will this magnificent landscape Stovax Riva™ 66 inset fire provide you with significant heating capacity but it will also be a stunning focal point in your living room. Although it is possible for the Riva™ 66 inset fire to be fitted into certain ‘fireplace openings’, to achieve such installations the deep versions of ... Find out more
Fiona researched a variety of manufacturers and she was pleased with the final choice!
Mike & Tricia are pleased to have gained extra floor space with their recent gas fire installation.
“It has changed my life!”
Anne's room has been transformed from a cold room into a warm and comfortable space.
“Warm and modern comfort”
Anne replaced her electric inset fire with a Gazco Studio Slimline gas fire.
“A winter delight”
Our new Gazco Logic HE fire is much more heat efficient and we felt the difference immediately.
“Beautiful and functional”
The Stockton 5 fits perfectly well in Shelagh's Art Nouveau themed living room.
“Gas stove looks just like a ‘real’ wood burning stove”
David loves the 'real' wood burning stove look from his gas stove.
“We loved the contemporary design of the Riva stove”
Mark loves the fit of the Riva 40 fire in their Victorian fireplace.
Kathleen bought her fire at the beginning of May and has started using it on a regular basis.
“The dogs love it”
Robert's two Westies took their place in front of the fire and didn't move for hours.
“Absolutely Brilliant Fire and Surround”
Josie is thrilled with his gas fire and considers it as a showpiece of the room.
“Lovely addition to the room and so cozy”
Janet is enjoying the colour of her new stove and feels that it adds as centrepiece to the room.
“Don’t know who loves our new stove the most, me or the dogs!”
Terri-Ann spent a long time trying to find the perfect stove for their house.
“What a fantastic addition to our living room!”
John and Joanna were both overjoyed with their recent addition.
“The centrepiece of our new home”
Gill and Les were so pleased with their Stockton double sided stove that they decided to have it in their two homes.
“Easy to control, easy to clean & a beautiful focal point!”
Joanna thinks her Huntingdon 25 makes the best toast!
“We love our new fire!”
Sue & Rob love their new fire and the excellent focal point that it creates even when not in use!
“Perfect for those wintery nights”
The new fire transformed Ben's home into a beautiful contemporary setting.
“Who wants to be snug and cosy?”
Sue and Roger add an electric fire to their contemporary living space.
“It is lovely to come home on a cold winter evening and fire it up!”
Emma replaced her old fashioned gas convector for a woodburner!
“Adds character and charm”
Rachel and Justin enjoy the warmth of their stove - even Elwin the cat is a fan!
“I was so pleased with the stove that I recommended it to my friends, and they bought one too!”
Louise enjoys a cosy experience in front of her wood burning stove.
“We’re delighted with our gas fire”
Dom & Sylivia's distinctive gas fire provides a stunning focal point in their contemporary living space.
“The stove immediately added a special touch to the space”
Kemey & Chris are delighted with their new electric fire. They are looking forward to using it in the coming winter months.
“We have always had a desire for owning a period property with the key feature for us being a wood burning stove”
Lucy & Dale add a woodburning stove to their dining room as a key feature.
“Our fire creates an ambiance in our family home”
As featured in "Double Your House for Half the Money", Ben Barratt installs a woodburner to help reduce his monthly outgoings.
“We look forward to coming home and lighting our Stovax woodburner”
Camille and Dave explains the benefits of having a wood burning stove in their rented property.