This neutral transitional living room takes a turn for the unexpected by placing decorations in and around the fireplace. Candles fill the fireplace while a mirror on the wall hangs in place of a television.
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.
A beautiful white brick fireplace sits at the center of this living area; a black mantel, fireplace surround and flatscreen tv make a sophisticated contrast against it. Blue accents throughout the room soften the mood.
For an easy fireplace upgrade you can do yourself, take a (web)page from Terri Klemm. The design pro and blogger transformed her dark and dated fireplace into something bright and beautiful by whitewashing the brick. Here’s how: White paint with an eggshell finish was brushed on in small sections, and then wiped down with rags to remove most of the paint. (She did two coats like this, to achieve the lightness she was looking for). For a finishing touch, she sanded over all the bricks with a medium grit sanding sponge. This brought touches of the original color through and gave her the rich texture she felt was missing after the whitewashing.
This all-white dining room features rustic touches, like the red brick fireplace and reclaimed wood dining table. White faux fur wooden dining chairs line the table, while a black floor lamp adds a bit of modern flair.
This playroom exudes personality — from the initials on the wall to the deer art and graphic rug. School locker-inspired cabinets provide a great storage space for toys and supplies and also serve as a place to display art, candles and a lamp. The fireplace and wicker chair add a homey feel to the room.
This master bathroom was created from a previous studio apartment. It offers features you wouldn't normally find in a bathroom: lots of space, luxury lighting and fixtures, a fireplace and a huge shower.