Are you for real?
Ferny Hill Retreat is known for its arty design features, one of which is the unique fireplace in the living room.
The picture above shows a framed inset that houses our flaming fireplace. It’s surrounded by modern subway tiles and has rows of bookshelves above … or does it?
These elements may appear lifelike but it’s all an illusion.
- The inset itself was once a sliding door that has been secured so it can no longer open.
- The fireplace is electric. It has realistic looking faux flames that flicker from a bed of ‘hot’ rocks, that are never hot to the touch.
- The books and the shelves are wallpaper, as are the subway tiles surrounding the fireplace.
- The black flourish at the top of the frame was purchased online for $3. It came as unfinished wood so I painted it.
Night time view
Our funky fake fireplace gives off a warm glow at night. Heat is optional so you can even use it on warm summer nights, just for ambiance.
Want to try creating your own?
Or you could take a closer look at ours
Of course you’re always welcome to see our fireplace and other arty features up close and personal. You can stay at Ferny Hill Retreat anytime…