The real show piece in the new living room is the newly designed but old-world inspired fireplace. The surround was built out using vintage bricks and covered in white mortar for a whitewashed and textured finish that makes it look as if it had been there for generations.
In another signature touch, in addition to new recessed lighting, Erin added a single pendant basket-light that she custom made using an old basket found at a local salvage shop.
The walls are painted in soft gray with white trim. The original wainscoting is retained and given a fresh coat of paint, and a new light fixture is added along with new draperies.
As seen on Home Town, the existing exterior of the Carson house was lost on the street with plain white siding and few distinguishing features. After the renovations, their Laurel, MS house now features a new copper roof entry portico, cedar window boxes to highlight the painted blue wood windows, new wood shutters, and a fir wood door. Host Ben Napier custom built the new working blue wood shutters.
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