Time has raced by and I'm happy to be back to blogging! We finished renovating the beach house and spent the summer enjoying the ocean and the beauty of Cape Ann.
I will post photos of the transformation in the coming weeks. But until then, above is a photo of the Annisquam Lighthouse at sunset that we took on our last night at the beach. Wasn't the sky amazing?
Here is a photo of the house with the new roof and all the new windows installed. The roof lines are all rounded and curved, which is difficult to do. I am so glad we found a master roofer to take that challenge on. We have done so much to update it - I will give you a tour when I get back up there and take some proper photos. For now I wanted to share with you a new project I am working on.
I am designing a new fireplace surround for a ski house in Colorado. It is a renovation project of 1970's townhouse with very boxy rooms and almost no architectural detail. The furniture is going to be modern, but I want introduce some rustic design elements. The current fireplace is gas and we will be replacing it with a new gas model. We love the look of the fireplace above. I have been searching for old barn board and corbels. We love the whitewash of the wood. The hearth looks to be stone or copper and is rounded. We decided to start with this as our inspiration.
Here is another shot of the same fireplace surround. This photo is from the Serena and Lily catalogue. In fact, their current holiday catalog also has another wonderful shot of this fireplace. Here you can see a closer view of the hearth. I love the roughness of the wood and the texture it adds to an otherwise plain room.
I found this fireplace on Pinterest. Sorry for the photo quality, but I included it because the surround has a very similar feeling.