Many of the homes here in the south have traditional features. Most prominent of those features, the fireplace. Some of the most beautiful neighborhoods are those with older homes on tree lined streets…..and OLD fireplaces.
In the last six weeks, a client whom I have been working with for many years decided to update her outdated fireplace. I am pretty certain the angels were singing because it was music to my ears!
She wanted clean, easy and her biggest complaint, the room is just too dark! So I proposed that we reframe the fireplace, get rid of the brick and add iridescent glass to give the room some sparkle. My plan in true amanda fashion:
During our meeting this was my initial plan shown above. When ideas come I have to start drawing…even if this is the result! I then went back to the drawing board to create the builder scaled version:
Clean, bright drywall above, a beat up mantle and shiny glass below. The perfect fireplace. Today I went out to see our progress and I have to say I am quite pleased!
I am very pleased. We still have some lighting to install, and of course the room still needs its new paint but we are well on our way!
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