Sunday, February 5, 2012
Friday, January 7, 2011
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Brian's old boss also mounted his flatscreen above the fireplace at his home in Nevillewood. He installed a painting that retracted by remote control. When the tv was off, the painting slid over it to hide the tv. Very cool!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Words cannot explain how much I love this mirror. It is 5 1/2 feet square and it is beyond fabulous. If I can't have it, I want one of my friends to have it so that I can visit it often. I think it was $750, and hope this doesn't sound snooty, but I think that's a great price for this!
This painting is really cool too, although the photo isn't that great-too much glare. It is metallic-some sort of epoxy that gradually darkens at the bottom of the painting. The trees are textural-they are the same color as the backdrop. It is 3 feet wide and 4 foot 3 inches high. If it was 4 foot by 4 foot, it would have been mine. It's $400.
This is my last photo inspiration for this post. Same room as the first one, but now we get to see that fabulous fire place. What a great idea for the summer look of the fireplace-stacked wood. Hmmm...I wonder how termites fit in that plan. Maybe if the wood was outside for a hard freeze and then brought in? I'll have to think about that one. I can see those yummy curtains and all that beautiful millwork. We're hoping to add crown around our family room. It's good to see an example where the white crown and millwork works well with the rustic fireplace. Makes me more confident about doing it.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I'm thinking about doing white crown around the top of the whole room, and we're considering having a carpenter friend put some built-ins on either side of the fireplace. We might just do built-ins on the right side because we really like the look of the open armoire to the left of the fireplace. I'm thinking of doing closed cabinets at the bottom across the entire wall to the right of the fireplace-about 18 inches deep. They can house any components. Above the cabinets, we'd put the 50" flat screen monitor and flank it with 12-inch deep book shelves on either side and some book shelves across the top. I'm seeing this all painted out in white to match the trim, with crown at the top and across the top of the fireplace.