Belgian Chic in a 1970's RanchShabby-chic Style Living Room, Nashville

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Example of a cottage chic living room design in Nashville with a brick fireplace —  Houzz
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Andrea Spinelli Haag wrote:Sep 7, 2013
  • Katherine Funk

    Where did you order the mantel from? Is it custom? How is it installed on the brick? Did you have to embed the mantel into the brick or does it just sit on the face and there are some gaps at the grout lines? Thanks!

  • telly3
    Is there an update on this fireplace? Has it been used to burn wood and how did the paint withstand the smoke and heat?
jspits21 wrote:Oct 3, 2016

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard added this to How to Decorate Your Fireplace MantelJul 31, 2016

For other fireplace decorating ideas, look to ceramics (like plates and other china), glass vases, fresh flowers, certificates, plaques, trophies, statuettes, candles, jars, bookends, firewood (a particularly attractive log off the pile), stones, fireplace tools and lamps.

Bonnie McCarthy added this to Before You Roast Those Chestnuts, Make Sure You've Got a Clean ChimneyOct 7, 2015

5. Can you DIY? While cleaning your chimney could be a DIY project for someone capable of and knowledgeable about home repair, it’s not recommended. It’s a dirty, difficult and potentially dangerous job. Think ladders, rooftops and even animals. The CSIA notes that birds and small animals think your chimney looks like a hollow tree in which to set up housekeeping. Sweeps often find chimneys literally packed full of leaves, twigs and baby animals. “We’ve found everything from raccoons, possums, kittens and birds of all kinds, even a peacock once,” Lovsteen says. Beyond dealing with critters, Lovsteen says the most important thing for DIYers is to make sure to clean off any creosote and debris that may have collected on top of the smoke shelf. “You can’t just brush the chimney,” he says. “You have to reach up and vacuum the smoke shelf, otherwise one errant spark lands on top of the smoke shelf and the whole thing can go up. It’s really important.”

Karen Egly-Thompson added this to Fabric Focus: Cozy, Carefree CottonAug 31, 2015

Easily flammable. Not that anyone is forecasting a home fire, but cotton’s flammability is something to take into consideration, especially if you have a wood-burning fireplace in the vicinity of cotton-upholstered furniture.See more fabric guides: Chintz | Ticking Stripe | Velvet | Grain Sacks | Crewel | Matelassé | Linen | Silk | Damask | Wool

Mitchell Parker added this to 25 Great Home Projects and What They CostFeb 2, 2015

12. Remodel Your FireplaceReplacing a fireplace wall is mostly an aesthetic choice, but if yours is a commanding focal point in your room, then it could be worth the time and effort for an overhaul. Plus, an updated fireplace can also increase resale value.Cost: Drywalling over a brick fireplace could run about $1,500. A 6-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling paint-grade oak or poplar fireplace with a tiled hearth could run around $2,000. Wrapping an entire fireplace wall in stone and adding a custom mantel could run around $9,000. See the full project

Mitchell Parker added this to How to Remodel Your FireplaceDec 31, 2013

Painting is also an option. While Henry doesn’t prefer the look of painted brick, it’s a relatively inexpensive update that can easily be changed.Find a local painter on HouzzWhat You Need to Know Before Painting Brick

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Javier Tinajero added this to Cottage- javier20 hours ago

light white color cozy feel ruffled couch

Jayden Harper added this to Jayden Cottage Style5 days ago

fluffy furniture everything is white

Maria Hurlburt added this to Maria's ideasAug 23, 2019

like the arch over shelves with brick

The Coastal Cottage Company | Outer Banks Builders added this to Lynn GuestAug 7, 2019

I like the arch on this fireplace.

kathleenallisonkelly added this to kathleenallisonkelly's ideasJul 31, 2019

the brick fireplace keep it on kids playroom and maybe build shelves on side wall

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