There are so many different ways to improve the look of your fireplaces and mantels. But often the best way to achieve the look you want is to do it yourself.
There are so many options when it comes to choosing a fireplace mantel. Since everyone’s taste and aesthetic is unique, it’s impossible to package up a list of mantel “types” and prescribe them to everyone. But there are some tips that can be helpful when shopping for a fireplace mantel. Here are items to add to your checklist when getting ready to purchase or refurbish a fireplace mantel for your home.
Still a tad bit chilly where you are tonight? Why not warm up with some new ideas for summer mantel decor?
I don’t know about you, but where I live, winter is getting pretty old. I can’t wait for spring, and for ways to introduce spring mantel decor ideas into my home!
‘Tis the season for many things, including performing quick fixes to our decor, including our fireplace mantels. With everyone gathering around the fireplace this holiday season, no doubt, you’ve give a lot of thought to how you could make your fireplace mantel really stand out this year.
While looking for some ideas for holiday mantel decor, I came across this post that really showcases some lovely fireplace and mantel designs. Featured originally on CountryLiving.com, this post touts itself as featuring “country decorating ideas for your fireplace and mantel.” I think you will agree, there are some very elegant fireplaces featured here. Enjoy the show!
Are you getting into the holiday spirit? Even though one flake of snow has yet to fall this season, I am already spending time out and about looking for new decorating ideas for the holidays. And who doesn’t love to look at beautifully decorated holiday mantels?
We love fireplaces, and we know you do, too! While we think there is nothing more lovely and relaxing to look at than a blazing fire, a beautifully decorated fireplace mantel isn’t too shabby, either. We love some of the ideas posted by our friends at Houzz.com and couldn’t wait to share them with you. We hope you’ll check them out, and maybe even find something that might work with your own home decor!
When it comes to home design, our own individual sense of style and how we like to “live” in our own spaces are as unique as we are.
That’s why we enjoy inviting home decor and design experts to share their signature styles, tips and tricks, and their design experiences with you so you can get inspired to try them out in your own home.
Today we’d like to introduce interior designer and friend Jennifer Woch of House of J Interiors in Edmonton, Alberta, to the Brick Anew blog family. We think you’ll enjoy reading how she goes about developing amazing interior designs and how she created a stunning fireplace for one of her clients.
Meet Laura Putnam! Her blog is called Finding Home where she writes about her life in the Hudson Valley of New York where she lives with her husband and two daughters as they craft maple syrup, share home decor projects, and their ideas and inspiration. Her warm style has captured the attention of DIY enthusiasts for several years.
Laura used our Brick-Anew paint kit to change the look of her fireplace when she redecorated her living room and completed her fireplace makeover. What a huge difference painting the fireplace made in the room! Here’s what she had to say about her decorating style…
Brick-Anew: What aspects of being a designer/decorator do you enjoy most?
Laura: I love being able to help someone create the home that they feel comfortable in and proud of.
Brick-Anew: I love your mantel decor ideas! Where do you get your inspiration and what are your favorite ones?
Laura: I usually start with one main idea and build around it from there. I think the one I love the most is my Christmas mantel from this past year. My style seems to be moving towards simpler style and I loved the colors.
Brick-Anew: What is the first thing you start with in a room you are about to decorate?
Laura: it is never the same for any room. Each room has some pieces that “make or break” a room while some pieces can be interchangeable with different options.
Brick-Anew: Are there rules about color?
Laura: my only rule is working with colors that you love.
Brick-Anew: What are some ways to freshen up your home using some things you already have without having to start all over?
Laura: I am always moving things around from room to room or putting things away for a few months and then bringing them out “new” at another time. Of course, never overlook the power of a new paint color on walls or furniture.
Brick-Anew - I love your screened porch and pool (jealous!)! How did you come up with the themes/colors?
Laura: We built everything around the vintage furniture set we found. I knew I wanted the colors out there to be fun and bright so I built everything around a pretty loose color palette.
Brick-Anew: Your style seems to make a room cozy and homey. What are some tips you could give to personalize a home?
Laura: Never create a room that is just to look at. I believe investing in certain pieces but don’t spend a ton of money on a piece of furniture if you are going to be too uptight about people actually “living” in it.
Thanks so much and again it was so great to meet you!