The living room was actually a collaboration between the homeowner and designer, who met on social media. To create the space, designer Michelle Gage sent styling instructions based on the home's floor plan, and the owner added her own small touches, like the DIY-painted planters on the mantel.
This traditional living room fireplace is highlighted by a display of antique and vintage green glass vases and objects, white ceramic planters, and antique books alongside emerald green hand painted wallpaper.
Black and white art gives a modern twist to the mantel display over this fireplace. Painted white brick, potted hydrangeas and a woven firewood basket create a textural mix to add intrigue to the simple look of the space. A small gray hearth is perfect for catching ash and wood and protecting the hardwood floor below.
The existing fireplace in this midcentury modern home was given a fresh update by painting the dull brown brick surround a bright, light-reflecting white -- an easy, low-cost update. A wooden mantel was added, making the space look fresh and modern without replacing the entire fireplace.
A white brick fireplace bisects the living area portion of this home's main floor, creating two seating areas both with prime fire viewing . A rectangular cutout in the wall stores logs and turns them into an evolving visual display.