Saturday, December 10, 2011

all nature master bedroom design

Friday, November 25, 2011

Outdoor Fireplace Inspiration

The landscape design for my client and BFF, Maureen was to include an outdoor fireplace.
It was a little bit of a tough sell, as they were just fine with a fire pit.

So, I gathered some inspiration photos to try and convince them that a fireplace would have more presence than a fire pit.

This was the photo that won them over. Probably because it included a pergola, which was also part of the landscape design.

I like how an outdoor fireplace provides the focal point for an outdoor living room like this one, complete with sofa and coffee table.

Kristin Panitch Interiors


House Beautiful
This photo was what influenced my plan. Gravel area and adirondack chairs.
We decided not to build the fireplace from scratch though. I mean, how bad could a pre-fab one be?

The Fireplace Group
So, this is the fireplace that they ordered. From the picture, it looks pretty good! We crossed our fingers and hoped for the best, knowing that we could always "doctor it up."

It took weeks for it to be delivered. In the meantime, blue painter's tape outlined the dimension and placement of the fireplace, should it ever arrive.

It finally showed up yesterday, and it was a little bit of a disappointment because the body looked like sand and the stone looked plastic.
No worries though, we can paint it! The body was painted the same color as the house.
The faux stone was "fauxed" to look like slate.

The landscape project is almost complete. The final touches are being added, just in time for the bridal shower on Saturday.
Here is a sneak peek! Stay tuned for the final reveal, including lots of before and work-in-progress photos. I'm even planning a tablescape!


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