Monday, October 27, 2008

Design Tip of the Week (10.27.08): Fixed Up Fireplace Design

Brrrrr! It is officially cold outside! We thought this would be the perfect time of year to talk about fireplaces. Updating a fireplace can change your whole room dramatically, and here are a few beautiful photos & descriptions from HGTV that we would love to cozy up to:

Brick Fireplace
Play up your hearth with a large mirror propped on the mantel. The classic mirror-over-fireplace trick can reflect traditional or modern tastes, depending on which style of mirror you choose. Design by Vern Yip of Deserving Design.

Black Slate Fireplace

Get dramatic with a painted fireplace surround, glamorous black slate (not ceramic tile) and an elegant wood mantel. Design by Kim Myles of Myles of Style.

Painted Brick Fireplace
Cover up dated brick with a fresh coat of white paint. Kim Myles explains how in this video. Design by Angelo Surmelis of 24 Hour Design.