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Client Inspiration: Fireplace Surrounds & Built-ins

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I'm really excited to be starting a new client project this week.  As much as I love e-design, I really enjoy my "in town" clients because I get to meet them in person, see how they live, and get a good feel for how things work in and around their home.  This particular client needs a few of the finishing details to that complete a room.  The house is already amazing, but as with any home, some of the features are dated and need to be replaced.  The current fireplace surround is made of green*ish granite and my client would love to change that out which I completely agree with.

While marble and some granite fireplace surrounds are timeless classics, I'm rather loving the marble tile applications.  I've been gathering a few images for inspiration.

The herringbone pattern is my favorite!

While we're at it, the background of the shelves will receive a new color as well as some additional styling.  I'll keep you posted...

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  1. I love the look of a marble surround too! We actually used very similar herringbone tile for our backsplash in our kitchen. It is a gorgeous choice!

  2. Love your inspiration photos. I have the same ones on a board to makeover our fireplace. Gorgeous tile! xo Kristin

  3. Herringbone and marble = perfection!! Can't wait to see your updates!

  4. I would guess that working directly in a home would be more fun. I love your inspirations, and can't wait to see how you transform this space.

  5. Such a beautiful home!!! I love those built ins. That herringbone tile is so so pretty. I am sure you'll put a fantastic touch on all of it. Can't wait to see. Thx for the blog lovin' tip. Had no idea reader was going away. Where have I been?

  6. Oh Rene, you have me thinking now. LOVE the marble herringbone!

  7. What a fun project! Love the herringbone tile!

  8. I really love her wall of built ins! Can't wait to see what it looks like once you're done with it!


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