below, this is the entry from the hallway. I still need to paint the french doors..
We have done half the flooring so far in this room. Last Saturday we went searching for something to put underneath the fireplace.
I ended up getting travertine, which is a sort of limestone I was told. I loved it as soon as I saw it. I love the creamy white colouring and the rough finish texture.. The fireplace sits directly across from the french doors so it's the first thing you see when you walk in. At the moment I am trying to decide what to do with it as it won't be a real working fireplace. I can't decide whether to just buy a vintage insert so it looks real but totally unusable or be more practical and get one of those electric 'look like a real fire' inserts, that when turned on will give the look I want and the heat! What would you do??
This is looking towards the back of the room .. these french doors lead into the backyard..
and here we are looking towards the front..you can see the steps and part of my garden..
I will be doing alot of changes to my family room very soon as well. This room will be designed mainly for my teenage kids... to keep them happy (with a big tv) and comfy (with a new lounge). It will be totally different to what I have now, not so shabby but with a more relaxed french country theme. Well, that's the plan anyway.. how it will tie in with the rest of my home...? I wouldn't have a clue.
take care, Maryann