Plans on the fireplace progress. Yes!
We have selected tile and formalized our plans for the wood column.
Wood along these line (width, stain, grain):
Color combo sorta kinda like this (mid tone wood, taupe surround):
Insert floating, kinda like this:
I love how the fireplace design will reference the 50s (the house was built in 1950) without being retro. We're basically taking the 50s paneled wood ceiling (or wall) and putting it on the chimney.
And taking the idea of the 50s fieldstone fireplace and using it for the surround.
Can't wait to see this one come together. My client's can't picture it. But I see it perfectly, and it will be fab!
(Want to see more 50s inspiration? check out my pinboard here. And tons of fireplaces here.)