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Add a string or two of twinkle lights in the fireplace to add a soft glow to the room. I put lights in my fireplace instead of turning on the gas. Since the price of gas went up it saves money.

“To the right: books; to the left: a tea-cup. In front of me: the fireplace; behind me, the past. There is no greater feeling than this.” -Unknown Aaaaah! We finished the fireplace this week! 😀 Remember how she looked back in June? Well, she’s got a farmhouse-y new face now: The project came together in …


In this cozy space, garland spiced with berries and leaves crowns the mantel with seasonal style. - Photo: John Bessler / Deisgn: Matthew Patrick Smyth


Barn Wood Accent Wall for the Fireplace Oh My Gosh I am absolutely in LOVE with this! I so want this in my house. Wish I knew someone who could do this for me


The Fireplace Reveal! White wash brick….check! DIY mantel…check! Staging the fireplace…check! Relaxing near our cozy cottage-style fireplace….priceless! White Washing Our first step was to white wash that tacky 1980’s red brick. After reviewing multiple whitewashing techniques I knew I could not go wrong with this project and went straight for it! A little bit of... Read more


LOVE!!! I'm planning on painting the accent wall for the fireplace navy too. Looks amazing with neutral walls, white trim, and pretty hardwoods.