Christmas decorations getting underway! So many happy memories. My son and daughter’s childhood art is hanging from the mantle. On the mantle, peeping through the boughs, are Austrian birch log “candles”, and to the right is one of the patchwork velvet curtains I sewed for my VW camper that I travelled across the country in, back in the day. The lavender hanging from the mirror on the left was grown by a friend on Whidbey Island, the snowflake was a Christmas gift and the reflection is of the first oil painting I ever made. Over the fireplace hangs a painting of a corner in my living room. It’s of a good friend’s favorite reading chair and that’s a sepia portrait of my grammom on the wall behind it. The rocking chair she sat in while mending with me at her feet, as she watched Lawrence Welk, is on the lower right in the painting.
I love making the hearth the focal point of any room, but here in Miami, actually building a fire and sitting in front of its warmth is a RARE treat. When I saw these big beautiful candles @relagleasondesign I knew they were a perfect solution: flames and ambience without the heat! If the temp actually does go down into the 50’s, and stays there for days, I’ll figure out where to move them temporarily!
A project from earlier this year... @davegodward9615
Charnwood C FIVE BLU Wood burning stove installation:
Removal of stone fireplace and gas fire, capped gas supply pipe, chimney opening altered, brick work cleaned and re-pointed, chimney liner installed, black slate hearth fitted with solid oak beam, made good plaster.
While design should always be beautiful & creative, you can see how choosing the right materials for a project can create long term value. ⠀
When I first met with my clients in their home, the biggest challenge for them was the fireplace. However, by the time I was finished, it became their favorite spot in the house. ⠀
During the process we found that the old fireplace was not functioning anymore so rather than an expensive tear out; I opted for placing a new direct vent gas fireplace on top of the old fireplace & furred the wall out enough to create a seating area with floating shelves. ⠀
While a direct vent fireplace cost is initially more expensive, in the long run you will see a return on your investment as the heat is dissipated in the home rather than escaping outside through a chimney. You also don't have any ashes floating around your house to potentially hurt little ones running around or catching rugs on fire since it's protected by glass.⠀
We finished off the design by adding a custom bench cushion with a fun pattern that incorporated the neutral tones of the home, an heirloom quilt and meaningful accessories from the client's past. ⠀
9 Cherry Hills Lane is the perfect property for entertaining and spending time with your loved ones. The home has five bedrooms, four interior fireplaces, his and her offices, and a gym. 🏠
For a night out, the options are endless as you're in the heart of Newport Beach, California and Big Canyon Country Club. ⛳ Link in bio!
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The Capital ECO 22 Stove in black is now available for ONLY £1195... saving over £500‼️ Package includes;
- Any geocast unit beam
- Any standard brick chamber
- Any 48” or 54” granite, slabbed hearth
- Any 38”x 15” granite back hearth
- 5” vitreous flue pipe 1m (no door)
A grand fireplace to cozy around. Nice work Ryan and his team from SML. Hard to believe this granite is only veneer. We take the TON out of sTONe. Now the custom 3” hearthstone from Keystone does have some weight.#myhouseideas#graniteveneer#stonemason#fireplaces