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I love to decorate.... whether it be one style at a time or all at once...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

lounge room progress...

Hi girls!  rather than waiting for a before and after of my lounge room ('cause that may take a while )I thought I'd let you in on the progress as we are going along...

                                   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

7 comments:

shez said...

it is going to look so beautiful

A Cottage Muse said...

Looks great so far!
I love the direction you are going and I know you will make it blend effortlessly with the rest of your beautiful home!

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Maryann your renovations are looking great. My suggestion is go for the gas fireplace. We have it in our family room and in the study and they look gorgeous when lit. We have central heating for the winter but on the nights when we don't need too much heat in the house they are perfect. And it looks just like the real thing. I love it.

NeereAnDear said...

Hi I love to read your blog and just love your home ... since its not going to be a "working" fireplace ... I would perhaps have a custom fireplace screen made or DIY since I can see that you are quite creative ...

It would look lovely sitting there year round .. hide the wall behind and give it a decorative touch ... you could even change it out depending on the seasons ... anyhow just a suggestion ..

Beautiful ...

Lounging with a Latte said...

Thanks for sharing your progress pictures, it's looking great...looking forward to seeing more!

Siobhan said...

Maryann, your room is looking stunning! What did you end up putting in the mantle?

Essay Writing said...

I have got this one to read as well, it looks really good..

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