Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Living Room Update: Ferns in the Fireplace

If you read my post here, you know that I am so excited to update our living room from this dark wood paneled dungeon into a more neutral and cozy space.  We painted the walls in Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray, and we couldn't be happier about the results.  I know it's called "gray" but honestly it is more beige than gray.  It may be the lighting in our room because I have read online that some people feel that it looks more gray to them.  The red brick fireplace was painted in white so the contrast is just what I was looking for.

Excuse the empty mantle - I'm searching for the perfect piece of art to put there. It may take time considering I may be the most indecisive person on this planet.  Anyway, we knew that this wood fireplace was never going to get used because we don't want to mess with it and honestly in N.C., it just doesn't get that cold.  Don't get me wrong though, I love a fireplace but just prefer a gas one.  

I've been researching on what I can do with my fireplace and found the perfect solution - ferns!  I've thought about candles, faux firewood, etc, etc, but I just love the look of ferns there.  Of course I dream about having a fiddle leaf fig tree but unless my black thumb decides to turn green overnight, that just isn't happening anytime soon. 

My husband brought 2 ferns for me. Here is to hoping I keep them alive.  He has the green thumb in our relationship so I'll just stay far away from them.

We also purchased 2 accent chairs and I have my eyes on some stool benches.  Hopefully the room will start feeling full soon!  Stay tuned for more -- or you can follow along on my instagram

1 comment:

  1. It looks so inviting and open already! I can't wait to see what you do next! Jenn