Rustic Stone Fireplace

As I mentioned previously – in my recent fireplace post, , I had all kinds of ideas for my new fireplace.  In the end, I compromised with my husband and wound up going more rustic than I had planned.  Although I was happy with the results, I did feel the stone ended up a little darker than I would have wanted.

But as I started adding a few accessories and bringing the furniture back into the family room…

The fireplace felt more welcoming and grounded the space.

Obviously, the room is nowhere being done!  We will be adding an area rug, replacing several pieces of furniture and will be doing something different with the windows.  But as you can see, the fireplace gives some weight to that side of the room.

And I am loving the rustic look of it even more!

Most of my accessories are still packed away somewhere under construction dust but just pulling out this photo of my kids and adding a couple Homegoods plants or wait… maybe I bought them at Wegman’s Supermarket…anyway they made the room feel more like home again.

I will probably add a decorative screen on the hearth one of these days…

Not that I am looking forward to winter, but what fun it will be to add Christmas decor up here!

Although I have always loved this picture of my kids!  That will stay up there for awhile.  I actually have a similar one (but in color) in my office.  They were so little then…sigh…

I would have added some live plants but let’s be realistic here…they wouldn’t last long under my care!

So, things are getting put back into place as the smell of the stained floors slowly disappears.  And I do mean SLOWLY… Seriously, will it ever go away?  Luckily, we’ve had a few days where we can open windows but these hot, humid days are killers.  We spend as much time as possible outside or at our family’s beach house so I guess I can’t complain too much!

Just to remind you what the fireplace looked like before, hop over to that post – Fireplace – Before and After.!

I hope you are enjoying your summer!




  1. Vel Criste
    July 17, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    Your new fireplace makes the room feel more welcoming for sure! Love the mantel you added!

  2. Rattlebridge Farm
    July 17, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Your fireplace looks gorgeous with your floors and the kitchen island–really beautiful. And the sunlight falling into this room is amazing. Have a great weekend.

  3. Simply LKJ
    July 17, 2015 / 9:41 pm

    I love how it turned out! And, that picture of your kiddos is precious.

  4. therelishedroost
    July 20, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    Its very nice!! Imagine how great it will be with a fire this winter! xo K

  5. Cozy Little House
    July 20, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    Well, that fireplace is just break-taking! The rustic shelf, the gorgeous backdrop. Beautiful!Brenda

  6. designchic
    July 21, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    It looks amazing – so warm and cozy! Adore the mantel, and the picture of your boys…precious!!

  7. New Jersey Memories
    July 21, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    You have such a pretty home *sigh* Love the fireplace!

  8. Karena Albert
    July 23, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Beautiful and I really love the creamy pots on the fireplace mantel!!xoxoKarenaThe Arts by KarenaFeaturing Artist Leah Bowring

  9. Ash and Crafts
    July 24, 2015 / 5:37 pm

    Very pretty! I love the way the frame and plants look with your fireplace. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you'll join us again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!

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