I am a home renovator as well as a business owner. Few things make me happier than seeing a tired room or building come to life! I have been working for 6 months on a renovation and finally had the Open House. It is the culmination of 1000’s of hours of design and effort so it was a big deal for me.
I was fortunate to receive lots of compliments about the design, colors, finishes, furnishings, food etc. The next day I asked myself what were my favorite things about this whole house renovation project. Without hesitation, were the two fireplaces! Nobody even mentioned them, I mean nobody! Feeling slightly hurt, I asked a couple of people what they thought about the fireplaces and their response was the same…they marveled that these beautiful originals had made it through so well intact – I just smiled.
The truth is neither of them were original at all. The mantles were purchased at auctions and the tiles are custom designs by Studio Vertu. I used different inspiration for each of them! The very best form of flattery was not to be mentioned. The guests thought these were original, they blended so well.
Sometimes not being noticed is the highest form of flattery. Look to Studio Vertu for beautiful stock or custom tiles that look like they have always been there!