Why Don’t You…?

stacked wood

… deck out your stack?

Stacked wood is such a beautiful look in any home, but it often feels so wintery, yes? Long gone are the days of cozy fires and roasted chestnuts, but moving an entire pile of wood to usher in a new season hardly seems functional. Why not, instead, brighten up your stack by hand-painting a few of log ends in bold, summery shades?

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Why Don’t You…?

…transform your fireplace into a colorful focal point?

I love when fireplaces act as the main event in a room – whether they’re innately tiled patterns or freestanding Scandinavian designs. But by far, my favorite technique for spotlighting a fireplace is a healthy jolt of color like the above example from Mr. & Mr. Of course, painting the fireplace alone makes for a fun statement, but by extending the color to the space above the fireplace (all the way to the ceiling!), the look is that much more commanding and powerful.

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