All posts tagged: fireplace

Bioethanol Fire

Our Bioethanol Fire – A clean burn and clean conscience

As an interior designer, there are several areas of home renovations that send shivers down my spine. And not the good shivers. They are, in no particular order: Curtains (I’ve spoken at length about how much I hate them) Bathrooms (hands down the hardest spaces to design and plan for) Fires and fireplaces When we moved into our home back in 2012, our living room was fitted with a log burner. It was by all accounts a really good one. But during our 6 years of owning it, I think it’s fair to say, we didn’t get on. It took oodles of time and effort to get it going and when it was going, it was fricking boiling. It was smokey. It gave me headaches. The last time we used it, it filled our living room with black smoke. It was then we found out we needed a new liner down the chimney. Cue about £1200 worth of work which we couldn’t afford, so this rather expensive stove became a pricey but rather useless ornament. Sometimes …

Little Greene Lamp Black

The Red Room – The Pre-Reveal

Just got back from a visit to The Red Room project. Big smiles here 😀 I dreamt about it last night as i’ve been itching to get there all week. I spoke to the homeowner after all the major work had been completed last week; new stove, mantel piece, door blocked up and plastered, walls wallpapered and then painted. So we’re onto the final straight peeps. The fun stuff! View this post on Instagram It'ssssss project visit time!! Dreamt about it all last night… Because I'm a weirdo. . . . . #workingmum #interiordesigner #interiordesign #interiordesigncollective #eclecticinteriors #homedecor #makingspaces #designupnorth #design #interiordesigner #livingroom #apartmenttherapy #mystylishspace #vintage #howivintage #atmine #houseofhackney #williammorris #pattern #upholstery #velvet #chesterfield A post shared by Karen Knox – Making Spaces (@makingspacesnet) on Sep 22, 2017 at 12:50am PDT This is what it looked like on my last visit, which you can read all about here. So many of you loved that distressed plastered wall, but alas there was a door to board up and skim over, so it wasn’t meant to be. …

Adios Fireplace

Want to see what happens when a fireplace is ripped out? Do I!!?! Well you’ve come to the right place as that’s what i’m going to show you today. What a coincidence. Fireplaces are ALWAYS the thing that stops a project dead in its tracks. When I hear the words, “I’d like a new fireplace” it fills me with dread. It’s not an easy one to sort. It takes a lot of time. And money. Most people give up and then they don’t move forward at all. Project = stopped. Sherwood Forest Project – Operation “Get that Fireplace Out!” This fireplace was outta here. And the best thing was, there wasn’t anything going back in its place. Apart from a cunning design that comes from inside my head. Project = GO! Day 1. Wooden mantle removed by yours truly. I’m very handy with a screwdriver you know. **Warning** The following poor quality phone camera photos include a shot of builder’s pants.** The surround was loosened away from the wall with a mallet, crowbar and brute …