Lately I've been posting a lot about the children's rooms I'm working on but I also have several other Interior Design Projects going on simultaneously. This is a before and after of a Ranch House I've remodeled in San Luis Obispo. You can see in the Before picture how small and out of scale the previous fireplace was. So in went a new, more modern fire box, we raised it up and surrounded it with gorgeous stone that reflected the colors of the earth and landscaping outside. Added a new hearth with lights and voila'! When remodeling or in new contruction, it's important to keep in mind scale and proportion. I also like to keep within the style of architecture and the surrounding landscaping. Now this fireplace went from small and sad to being the star of the room!