April 8, 2011MCM Home Improvement: Woe Is Me
By Sablemable aka Jan
Now that the weather is improving, I’ve got to get cracking and begin my MCM home improvement. Thus, I need your input, readers.
I’ve mentioned my gas fireplace before and apparently none of you recall it or have seen photos. Stay put, because I will not disappoint you.
The said fireplace was put in by the second owners and it was done in river rock. Not my idea of Mid Century modern, but I’m stuck with it for now. I know that I can have it refaced, but if you can help me figure out how to incorporate this river rock into my décor, I will be forever grateful.
First off, I found a picture of a modern living room with a rock fireplace.
Now, here’s my fireplace.
Since my fireplace is made up of mostly gray colored rocks, here are my decorating ideas.
1. Change the carpet color to gray. I found 2 colors I liked from Mohawk.
The wood trim would be refinished along with the ledge on the fireplace. I prefer the blonde color stains.
Blonde finished interior louvered shutters would be my choice of window treatment, but I’m open to any and all suggestions.
Vintage or vintage reproduction Danish furniture will be my final choice, as I think it would go well with the fireplace. I would have them upholstered in a matching gray of the carpet.
Also, I have 2 Heywood-Wakefield tables: a corner end table and revolving round coffee table which will be refinished in the Champagne finish.
Accent colors can range from brights to pastels. Some of my favorite colors are coral, lemon, mint, aqua, but again, I’m flexible.
Psst! The mint green fabric (third color swatch) is from Andrea’s shop, www.sewwhatfabrics.ca. Andrea is one of our devoted readers and her fabric shop rocks with MCM colors and designs! Visit her site and buy!
Wall color will probably be ultra white semi-gloss paint, since we already bought gallons and gallons of it.
I haven’t found any MCM table or floor lamps yet and I’m still looking.
Okay, gang, tell me your décor ideas!