Yep. We’re crazy. Work starts on the fireplace project today. The goal? To have every single room in the house under construction at once. Jokes. ;) It’s to square out those awful 1960s-style rounded edges, and to make our living room more usable before the baby arrives. (Please excuse the terrible nighttime photo, but above is what the room currently looks like. You can see some better shots here and here!)
I know this is kind of frowned upon, but space is limited in our tiny city home, so we want to get rid of the television stand and hang the TV over the fireplace. We also want to install a mantle as well as built-in shelves surrounding the fireplace to get all the decor off the ground and windowsills. And then we want to move the floating love seat across the room and under the windows to open the room up. We also want to get rid of the extra ottoman that was shipped to us accidentally, and move the gorgeous gray chair from Interior Define to where the love seat currently is. (Or it might find its way into the nursery. We’ll see!)
Below are some of our inspiration photos. (Follow me on Pinterest for more!) Right now, we’re loving the look of wainscoting or white boards behind the shelves, and decorative board and batten around the fireplace and TV. The cabinets are a must, too! The verdict’s still out on what kind of tile should go around the fireplace itself, but we’re leaning toward carrara marble.
What would you do to the fireplace?!
Couch, Love Seat and Ottoman: Birch Lane via Wayfair
Coffee Table and Large Topiary: c/o Wayfair
Lamp and Navy Striped Pillows: Pottery Barn (Old lamp, similar here)
Ginger Jar, White Vase (available in store) Bowl, Topiary, Hydrangeas and Lemons:
c/o Pier 1
Side Table c/o hayneedle
Gray Chair c/o Interior Define
Pottery Barn Basket
Striped Vase Print c/o Minted
Banana Leaf Pillow