It’s the little things that matter most and this most recent mini fireplace makeover is making me very happy today.
Friends, for years I lived with a fireplace I hated. I agonized what to do in this post, the three things that were bugging me about the fireplace in my family room were 1) the niche above which I wanted to cover so I could hang art; 2) the old brown picked-in-a-moment-of-desperation-because-I-need-something-right-now tile surround; and 3) the fact that the fireplace box was not centered. Now at last the niche is gone, the tile is fresh and new, and the gas fireplace is centered!
I love when decorative accents are asymmetrical or off center, but I look for symmetry in architectural design with a fireplace flanked by twin bookcases on a wall, the balance just makes sense.
When you spend much of your time in a space (second only to the kitchen) it should be one that makes you happy, and this room does. This room is certainly coastal in style and I like it that way. Branchy decor? Check. Coral sculpture? Check. Seascape painting? Check. Plenty of blue and white? Bring it.
I have a new sectional now, I sold the old Pottery Barn slipcovered sofas seen here.
The new sectional sofa is the Copley (without a skirt) the name of the fabric is Sausalito. The pillows are a chenille dot called Plaything in Oasis Blue, I ordered them instead of matching pillows when I ordered the sectional both were purchased from Cokas Diko – a local furniture store. On the side is one of my $4 thrift store side tables.
The rug is this one from Overstock. We don’t use a coffee table in here because we sit on the floor a lot, instead I use a console table behind the sectional and side tables to hold beverages, the remote, etc.
Back to the fireplace, here’s a peek at it before the makeover. Not my fave. Notice how the fireplace isn’t centered between the top and bottom of the inset? That always BUGGED me so much.
We removed the tile and filled the niche, here’s a pic of the project in process before the fireplace was centered and the niche filled with framing and drywall.
I’m excited the fireplace box is centered at last so it’s symmetrical and balanced. The new tile is very fresh, it blends with the wall color (Monterey White by Benjamin Moore) and now that the niche is filled, it made room for the large scale seascape painting I bought several years ago in an antique store because it reminded me so much of our Northern California coastline.
The tile for the fireplace was from Floor & Decor, I’m a huge fan ever since discovering their store earlier this year (remember this bathroom makeover? Gorgeous tile!)
I chose the Terra Nova Linear Mosaic for this project, the style is more contemporary and the scale of the tile is perfect for this inset gas fireplace.
This week Floor & Decor is offering one of you a $500 gift card to their store! Use it for tile, flooring, countertops, anything they have in stock! US residents only.
*this post is sponsored by Floor & Decor, all opinions are my own.