When I saw Stefan of Architect Design's transformation of his fireplace it was one of those Wow moments - I absolutely love it!!! Above is the before in it's ho-hum state but look at it now with a painted black surround and layered with art over the mirrored wall. The bust in the firebox is the perfect complement and the lamps add a classic touch too.
Stefan is one of my favorite bloggers and I emailed him about the print. It's an India ink watercolor that was a housewarming gift to his grandparents from one of his grandfather's professors from architecture school when they built their house back in 1950. It's assumed that the professor painted it himself. Stefan has always admired it growing up and when he bought his last apartment his grandma gave it to him. Perfect for the space in so many ways!
Stefan recently helped a friend improve the look of his fireplace as well, you can check it out here.
Hope you have a great weekend! Michele