Our previous house was a historic 1929 bungalow. As the shingles are more of an accent, we put them on the upper dormer, chose a medium blue to paint the brick on the bottom, selected a creamy yellow siding, and kept the trim white so the colors popped. A flat paint would not have done justice to the ceiling and all the hard work we put into re-finishing it.
Usually, stone fireplaces don’t match a highly modern or a contemporary space and therefore they are common in older or specifically styled homes. You see I used the original cabinet doors for the design theme for all the exterior windows in the house – all 24 of them.
The walls were drywalled and new windows added on either side of the fireplace.These are insulated units that don’t open, as stained glass windows go here to block the scenic view of the brick wall. Carol Agee is the vice president of Agee Woodworks which has been building quality custom fireplace mantels for 10 years.
On the right, in a gabled part of the ceiling over a bay window, we clad the ceiling in painted lathe pulled from the house. Look to see if your fireplace mantel color competes with the overall look of your fireplace. But these little access doors to enter the eave area kinda bugged me. Not quite the fit and finish I like.
This room is a welcoming and contemporary space, where the fireplace is not the main focus , but cleverly placed as the divider in the living area. I’ve enlarged the floor to 8â€² 6â€³ wide and insulated the short walls with fiberglass and foil foamboard insulation.