The Borek’s reached out to us to for help with a fireplace wall redesign and to refresh the main level.

They needed the help of a good interior designer because they did not always agree on design related things. He is more traditional (from New England area) and she leaned more towards contemporary. Marina matched them with Michelle who worked with them to refresh their home. It included the beautiful yet functional fireplace design you see below, all new furnishings and window treatments in the family and the breakfast nook.


Fireplace Wall Redesign

The major design feature was the updated fireplace wall. The redesigned built-in allowed the TV to be located to a more central location to be better viewed in all seated positions.  Before the wife would sit and read in the solitary chair by the fireplace in the morning and her husband never used that side of the room.  Now that there are two chairs by the fireplace, the husband sits on that side of the room too.

BEFORE Fireplace Wall Redesign


Fireplace Wall Redesign

The original fireplace was typical builder grade with some 12×12 tile slapped around the firebox.  There was a small strip of drywall to the left and then a 2’ deep niche with a soffit above that went all the way to the corner of the room.

We designed the wall to eliminate the niche and soffit, replacing them with a built-in with both open and closed storage (something they lack in this home).  To tie the two features (fireplace and built-in) together, we added crown molding and a hearth that expand across both features.

sheltie-dog-1363077Before the remodel, the client’s sheltie was leaving dog hair all over the furniture.  So we used faux-leather on the backs and sides of the sofas and on the ottomans so that the pet hair would not cling to the furniture.

Fireplace Wall Redesign

All of the new fabrics we used on the sofa cushions and chairs to do not attract the dog hair so we completely eliminated that problem for the homeowner.

The room required a very large rug which can be pricing. In order to keep the costs down, we purchased two identical area rugs  and had them bound together and trimmed to fit the space.

Michelle is one of many Affordable Denver Designer that were selected by Marina Dagenais to be the experts that she represents as “The Design Matchmaker“.

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