Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fireplace Facelift

What do you think of when you see this picture?

I think of snow, winter, a cozy blanket and a good book, mostly I think of Christmas, my FAVORITE time of year!  So, with Fall just arriving and Winter right around the corner, I thought it appropriate to share an updated fireplace project we did for a client!

The fireplace was originally cladded in faux stone on the face and on the hearth.  Our clients wanted the fireplace to be a focal point of the room.  Surrounded by three large windows that open to the backyard and frame a beautiful lake, it was obvious we wanted to bring the outdoors in.  Our amazing slate tile mosaic.  Nothing says outdoors like natural stone.

We found this tile at  The vertical application takes a traditional material and gives it a modern twist, therefore we chose the same layout for the fireplace facelift.  However, we also wanted to add some glass to the mix.  Also found at The Tile Shop, we incorporated a purple glass linear mosaic with the slate.   This application can be tricky if your glass and field tile are different sizes.  

Cherry wood was used to frame the fireplace.  Cherry was chosen to compliment the pine mantle and oak floors.  The same cherry was used as accent strips when the wood floors were refinished.  Consider mixing woods in your renovation projects. Often it can be difficult to match existing wood tones and the use of different species adds depth to the room.


Whether your fireplace is inside or out enjoy cozying up and keeping warm! 

Happy Designing!

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