Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Striped Fireplace Wall

I've been so excited to paint this fireplace, and now I am so excited to share it with you guys!

These clients are a fun, young couple, that have a great sense of style and are adventurous (my favorite types) in design. Check out their family room sofa:

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The "FAMILY" letters were collected over a period of about 6 months, and they were inspired by the Novogratz's when they started the collection. Aren't the letters awesome? (PS if you haven't already, you should pick up Courtney and Robert Novogratz's book, Downtown Chic. It's chock-full of amazing photographs and inspirational stories. I got it for Christmas last year and love it).

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Anyway, as you can see, this side of the room was fun and wild, and the other side was a little less so:

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I suggested doing stripes on the fireplace wall, to counterbalance the more organic feel of the modern-y chairs that flank the fireplace, so that's what we did. I grabbed 6 colors from around the room, and went to town.

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I like the contrast of the chair pattern and the wall pattern:
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Here's a funny photo I took while I was figuring out my pattern! I kept messing up the very bottoms, so I decided to make little dots with my colors, so that I could make sure everything was how it was supposed to be before I actually started striping.

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26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the colors and the different size stripes!

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  2. Amazing job as usual! Love the colors in the room. So fun! Those letter are incredible... not easy to collect all the right ones that work together!

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  4. I love this fireplace!! You took a traditional white fireplace surround to a whole new level. :)

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  5. What fun! A great way to accomplish just what you set out to, continue the fun. Lucky you to have such brave clients!

    Cathy @ Room Rx

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  6. Awesome look. Love the colors.

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  7. Seriously?! This is FABULOUS! How great is it that you have such an eye to be able to see that and make it happen. So pinning this to my Pintrest Board.

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  8. All of your painting projects are awesome!



    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  9. We absolutely LOVE what Kristen did to our family room! The Family letters did take some time to collect, but they go so great with the fireplace now. Kristen has also done a kitchen table for us and is now working on a living room wall. We recommend her work and her ideas 100%.

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  10. That is fantastic! Great job Kristen! love it!

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  11. That is just amazingly fun. What a nice way to cheer up a day!!!

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  12. Hi Kristen!

    I'm a new reader! Love your blog and all of the gorgeous eye candy! I love love LOVE the stripes! The color combo is to die for!

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  13. What a difference that made in their room!

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  14. How fun and creative! Looks perfect in the room!

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  15. I think this might be my favorite (definitely top three) of your makeovers...and I've been reading your blog for a long time! It's terrific - congrats! xo

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  16. I would love to have this room, as is, for my house!! That stripe wall really made a difference! I admit, when I looked at the title, I wasn't expecting the awesomeness to follow.

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  17. I have to admit that I secretly stalk your blog and never comment but after seeing the fireplace painted I just had to comment. That's the coolest design affect I've ever seen. GREAT idea to create an accent with such a dramatic affect. Genius!!!

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  18. This was brilliant...really made the rom come alive!

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  19. I love this room and really like the fabric on the chairs. What kind of pattern would you call that, it looks like it suppose to represent a tree.

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