How our fireplace wall looks - old Chicago brick whitewashed and it is gorgeous! How to white wash a brick fireplace - Much better than painting brick fireplace white. Not as harsh as pure white or brick.
DIY stacked wood fireplace facade -- I actually really love this idea even if you don't have a fireplace to begin with. It'd be so simple to zazz-up a brick or stone wall with a faux fireplace to create a gorgeous feature wall.
This is my living style exactly. Rules of Texture: Warmth in this living room comes from the mix of textures, from the burlap curtains to the white linen slipcovers and the hide stool to the rough-hewn mantel on the local-stone fireplace.