Hi! I had fun pulling together some design inspiration for Neighbor Gayle’s daughter, Emily, this weekend and thought I’d share it here today in case anyone else is on the hunt for the same kind of inspiration.
Emily and her hubby just moved in to their house up in Vestavia, AL last summer. They love their neighborhood and have already made lots of neat updates to their home. One project they haven’t tackled yet, is their big ol’ brick fireplace:
The first idea that sprang to my mind was that they could do something like this to it:
Here’s a visual of how that might look in Emily’s house…
…and here’s a “presto change-o” photo if you’re on a desktop computer and you’d like to see it flip back and forth between the before photo and the inspiration photo. Just move your cursor on and off of it to see it change:
That’s just one idea, and I’m not sure how fancy-schmancy Emily is wanting to go, so here are a few more photos other examples of wall-to-wall fireplace inspiration:
Emily, if you’re reading: you could use any kind/style of wood paneling if you like the idea above, and it could be installed diagonally, horizontally or vertically, depending on the orientation you like best. I’d still top the hearth with some kind of stone or concrete slab(s), and then I’d continue the wood down onto the front of the hearth, too.
John and Sherry Petersik over at Young House Love painted their wall-to-wall bricks, and added a mantel ledge from one side of the room to the other in their first house:
Emily Henderson did a similar treatment in this pretty room:
Emily- you could you a old wood beam in place of the white beam if you’re after a slightly more rustic look.
Here’s another great wall-to-wall idea by Lauren Liess:
Check out the “before” photo:
That second photo shows how flat that wall used to be, and how you could build out from it to add some storage and dimension.
Emily- the bookcases could sit right on top of your existing hearth!
Have you made over and blogged about a similar style fireplace? I’d love it if you’d link to it in the comment section so Emily can check it out!