Category Archives: Fireplaces

Fireplace Update Adds Drama and Space as a Bonus

“Ornate and overdone” is not my client’s style, so the fussy fireplace surround and mantel had to go.  Clean-looking 12×24 porcelain tile from floor to ceiling lifts the eye to take in the 14′ ceiling.  By eliminating unnecessary bookcases and clutter, we … Continue reading

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Modern Rustic Family Room from a “Clean Slate”

Don’t we all wish we could create a room from a clean slate.  This client did. A move from Kansas City to Roanoke provided an opportunity to “clean house”, literally.  He donated, sold or left behind furniture and possessions for renters … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek Entry

The Visual Comfort light fixture, the Thomas Pheasant console, the hand-knotted Feizy rug, the Barbara Barry Star Mirror all suggest you’ll find many more beautiful pieces as you explore this client’s home.  Look closely.  Depending on your vantage point, the mirror reflects some … Continue reading

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Perfect World

My client was downsizing and the buyer of her old home fell in love with her master bedroom furniture and linens.  Perfect.  My client’s design style had migrated from Traditional toward Transitional with a nod toward Mid-Century Modern.  This perfect world combination allowed … Continue reading

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Wow, Already!

Budgets and time constraints sometimes get in the way of creating our “dream home” day one.  Even so, small steps can go a long way in the short term.  Paint in particular may have a huge impact on refreshing a room.  This client removed the … Continue reading

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Fantastic Fireplaces – Take it to the Limit

  The combination of selecting stunning materials and taking the stone or tile to the ceiling makes for fantastic fireplaces.  The rooms look bigger; the ceilings look higher; the materials say “Wow”; the clients say, “Why didn’t we do this sooner?”

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