Wednesday, 3 November 2010

A fireplace to call home

 Here is the inspiration photo for our new fireplace. I found it on Google but I cannot find the original source of this image, so apologies.
 This is our fireplace at the moment. We have an immediate problem, being that the fire is so high compared to the floor. I think we are going to have to get some very chunky pieces of granite/marble to fit here, unless anyone has a better idea? Would really appreciate any advice anyone could offer. We are also struggling to find some tiles in the right colour. Should have chosen the tiles first before choosing the paint colour. I really love the colour of the tiles in the inspiration shot, but the nearest colours we can find are either dirty dish water or too mustard. The search goes on, but again if anyone can offer shopping advice, please please do so. Once we have found the tiles and fitted the hearth stones, my lovely husband is going to build the wooden surround which can then be painted white. Looking forward to sitting in front of the fire on a winter's day once it is done.
Here is a reminder of what we started with. So glad that disappeared in the skip!


  1. We had one of those - all across one wall - built in stone unit things. It was one of the first things I ripped out!

    That is one high hearth - though not too sure what to suggest. Maybe an expert?

    Nina xxx

  2. I have seen fireplaces with marble tiles across the front where there is a sizeable height difference, but I'm not so keen on that idea. I might just pop along to a local fireplace showroom with a photo showing the height problem and see what they suggest. Thanks.

  3. You are so lucky to have a fire. It's the one thing our house doesn't have that I really want. It had a fireplace once as we still have a chimney poking out of the roof but what became of it, I really don't know.

    I'm afraid I can't advise on tiles and so forth as I'm useless at that sort of stuff but I do really like the look you are going for.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!