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!