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Inspiration For My Renovation

Hello! Short post today with a few things that caught my eye for my upcoming renovation. Before I share those, some exciting news - John and I should have a meeting with the builder by the end of the week to review our final proposal and determine the scope of our project! Yay, I will be able to share progress one of these days!

The first image I saved was this simple and stunning fireplace mantel. Right now we are planning to paint the exiting brick on the lower part of the great room fireplace white (below the mantel) and add tongue and groove vertical panels above the mantel (also painted white). The more I see simple, plastered fireplace surrounds though, the more I want one. Love this one and its art deco vibe.

I have two parsons chairs that have been at the heads of my dining room table in my past three houses. I am considering purchasing four more and having all six around the dining room table in this house. If I do end up doing that, I love the idea of a patterned fabric on the parsons chairs - a big step up from the white canvas on my current chair's slipcovers.

Initially I had not planned on a table in front of the built in bench that will eventually be under the windows in the bizarro triangle part of my kitchen. This image inspires me to think about some type of small table there though.

I have been having a hard time finding soapstone slabs that match the look I want for the countertops in my kitchen so lately I have been giving some thought to an entirely different tone and type of countertop, something like the stone in the kitchen below. I am planning to paint my cabinets darker than these (Farrow & Ball Mouse's Back), I think the variation in a stone like this would look beautiful though.

Finally, what would an Inspiration For My Renovation post be without a set of painted stairs!?! Is all white painted stairs with a runner the way to go? Each week I move closer and closer to a "yes" for answering that question.

I will be back tomorrow with the April Edition of Book Report. See you there.

Thank you for being here today,





Hi, I’m Kerry, a true lover of all things home design.  Thank you for stopping by to check in on the journey.  Please feel free to reach out to me, I love to talk design!

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