Family room remodel-shiplap fireplace

     We finished! The family room and shiplap fireplace are officially checked off of the list. If you love a good before and after project this one takes the cake! It’s one room that I can completely say expresses my style and all things I love. Crisp white walls, modern clean lines, and warm accessories. Every time my husband and I walk into this room we just stop and say wow, just wow. We also high five because “teamwork makes the dream work! “ right?! I wish I could invite you all over to enjoy this space with us. 🙂

   It all started with these amazing refinished floors and fresh white paint. We knew we were going to update the fireplace and when we did it would be a big change, but it is officially the best feature of this home! Luke Stoddard never ceases to amaze me with how he brings my design visions to life. Plus he does it in record time. With some large grey tiles and shiplap from Lowe’s, it’s the perfect mix of modern, coastal, and farmhouse. Also, a simple thin piece of unfinished ash is all this fireplace needed for the perfect mantle. This was previously a wood burning fireplace and we wanted this project to be as easy as possible so we went with an electric insert. I found the best price on this Dimplex revillusion insert and it is so realistic! Plugged it in and it was ready to go.

Lastly, I scoured Connecticut and the internet for each and every piece I filled this family room with. They all serve a purpose and make me smile!

Alright! That’s it, any questions or comments please feel free to message me. All items are linked and easy to shop. Enjoy!


  1. Allison

    May 8, 2018 at 2:11 am

    I am so obsessed with this I can’t even deal!!! Well done you guys!!!!!

  2. Shannon

    April 6, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    I love the tile (grey) on your fireplace do you recall where you got it…thanks

    1. Erika Stoddard

      April 7, 2019 at 12:53 am

      Hi! I bought it at Home Depot last year and I can’t remember the name but at the time it was the only 12×24 grey tiles they had to order. Closest one I could find to looking like cement or stucco. If I find the name I’ll reply again 🙂

  3. Jane

    August 8, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    I love this! We are getting shiplap installed next week – was wondering how you hide all the tv wires, tv box, DVD etc. for the TV?

    1. Erika Stoddard

      August 8, 2020 at 10:53 pm

      Hi! We just have an outlet behind our tv and we have the Samsung frame tv which has a tiny clear wire that fits between the nickel gap in the ship lap. You can’t tell it’s there and then that runs down the side of the fireplace to a larger box On the floor that powers the frame tv where you would plug any tv accessories in. Hope that makes sense. 🙂

  4. Vee

    September 16, 2020 at 6:23 am

    Hi there! This is beautiful! We are looking to use this same insert and do ship lap. Do you mind me asking how did you get the corners so clean on the shiplap? Also did you install the shiplap directly over the frame or did you put down some sort of base first (plywood drywall)?

    Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Erika Stoddard

      October 8, 2020 at 5:18 pm

      Hi! That’s so exciting! We installed the shiplap directly over the 2×6 framing, and the clean corners are created by mitering the ends of the shiplap at a 45 degree angle to meet at the corners tight together. Happy renovating! I’d love to see photos of your finished project!

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