To create a focal point in the home's spacious living room, she had the old, outdated brick replaced with Texas limestone, then, she and Chip installed a simple, wood mantle highlighted by a clock, silver candlesticks and red vases to add a splash of color.
“There’s a Texas limestone edging around the perimeter of our landscape, which is actually salvaged from here on the site from the house that had been torn down,” says HGTV Smart Home 2015 house planner Jack Thomasson. “It has a lot of character and rough edges.”
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna removed the brick from the home's original fireplace and replaced it with Texas limestone and installed a simple, wood beam mantel to create a focal point in this elegant space. To create a cleaner look, the trim around each of the doors was removed and the walls were painted a modern beige to warm the space.
Multiple seating areas create plenty of space for intimate conversations during large parties at this Westlake, Texas, home. The exterior of the house and the two-sided fireplace are clad in Austin zone to create a natural limestone look.
As seen on HGTV Design Star, Bex Hale’s design in this dining room pays homage to this ranch's rich cultural heritage that spanned from Mexico to West Texas. The arches were created from limestone quarried locally and the floors were fashioned from reclaimed barn wood. The home showcases antiques that Bex hand-selected in South-Central Mexico and Northern Africa.