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Warm + Cozy Room: Fireplace Insert REVEAL!

by | Nov 18, 2019 | Decorating Inspiration, My Living Room, My Seattle House | 25 comments

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This post is in partnership with Napoleon Fireplaces

I‘ve never been as cozy in my home as I am right now! I’m SO HAPPY with my new fireplace!

A warm fire in the fireplace has the power to transform how a home feels and how you feel in it. I can say already that our new Napoleon gas fireplace insert is one of the simplest yet most impactful home improvement projects we’ve completed to date. We couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out! (Check out the video toward the end of this post to see the fireplace in action!).

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It was only a couple of years ago that a coat of paint on our dated fireplace gave our living room an instantly refreshed look on a budget. After the painting project was completed, we were able to take our time in assessing how we felt in this room and what it was we really needed (or wanted!) to do next to this space.

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I do my best to be thoughtful in decision-making for our home. Probably to a fault, ha! But I don’t want to rush into doing projects without thinking them through, you know what I mean?

If you missed it, you can read about my thought process on what to do with this fireplace (and all of the comments!) here and see our room mood board with the new fireplace insert here.

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Fast forward to the conclusion we came to this summer ….

What we wanted most of all this fall was to just feel extra cozy in our home. And all we actually needed right away to feel cozier in this room was a fire in a fireplace.

And now, we know we made the right decision.

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Our new Napoleon gas insert is amazing. I feel like we have a whole new house. The quality is evident. The warmth it creates in our home feels so soothing and comforting, so much better than turning on our furnace!

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We love that we can easily flip on the remote control and suddenly transform the mood and warmth of the room.

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Now our fireplace draws us into this space and we feel like we are fully living in it.

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It’s only been a couple of weeks, but we are enjoying using this room all day and evening! I sit in this room during the day to write. We curl up here to read a book or chat in the evening. We sit by the fire to watch the sunset and have dinner together (empty-nester life!). We sit at our game table and enjoy the mood of the room!

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We can’t wait for the holidays! We are so grateful for the fire in our fireplace that will keep us warm and cozy all winter long.

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Watch the video below to see our new fireplace in action!

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Learn more and find fireplace dealers near you at Napoleon Fireplaces

You can see the details on the fireplace insert we have and the installation HERE.

Fireplace paint color: Benjamin Moore Simply White

I’ll be back to share more about our new wall candle sconces above the fireplace, but for now you can find the wall sconces HERE and the battery-operated taper candles HERE.

You can find our living room and home sources as well as holiday and decorating shops HERE.

Thanks for following along as our home and this space continues to evolve with our family!

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    Hi! Your fireplace looks great! I have a question regarding the starting of your fireplace, does it have a chemical smell when you use it? I have a fireplace that I cannot use for years now because I cannot stand the smell it emits. Thank you

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      No ours doesn’t! I’d get yours serviced and checked to make sure it’s safe and ready for use this winter!

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        Is your insert vented or vent-free? We even had our insert changed but it still gets way too hot in our LR and the smell is awful, so it just sits there!

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    Beautiful! I feel like we would use our fireplace much more if it were gas. We don’t have that option yet in our neighborhood!

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    I absolutely LOVE your new fireplace! We have been talking about one for several years and I cannot wait until we get one.

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      Thank you, Lynn! It’s made such a difference in our home, a project definitely worth doing!

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    Stunning and glowing with warmth and peace. EnJOY!

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    I love the new fireplace! You will really enjoy winter more in this space now.

    But what I really love is your new website look! I have been avoiding coming here because the old look had gotten so busy and distracting and I couldn’t really read what you had to say in the midst of all that…but now this is so much more peaceful and I just want you to know I really appreciate it. :)

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    Love it!

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    Luv it!! franki

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    The fireplace really warms up your lovely room. The sconces I noticed right away. They are perfect! Did anyone have trouble with the link though? Melissa, for some reason my link again popped up a security problem..but I fixed that by googling your page anyway! LOL!! Glad I did:0) Jack is his usual darling self..such a cutie!

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      Thanks Lori! Where was the link that you clicked originally, maybe I can see what’s up! Thanks!

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    I just love all of your decorating ideas and, you have inspired me a great deal with updates to my own house.
    Could you tell me where you found the picture above your fireplace? I absolutely love it!

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    We just installed an electric fireplace! Sounds crazy but it is great. We had an old wood burning fireplace that smoked us out no matter how many times we had it serviced. Gas lines were expensive and we didn’t want to deal with propane tanks. It is cozy and warm, makes no smells whatsoever, and is energy efficient. If you have a gas fireplace that is not ideal anymore, maybe look into an electric insert!

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    Toast marshmallows?? That’s the first thing I thought of. It’s going to be real cozy when the snow falls and you can enjoy it with a mug of hot cocoa. And more marshmallows. Where are you going to put your Christmas tree?

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      Can’t wait, wonder if we will get snow this year? That would be so cozy! One tree will be on the other side of this seating area, closer to between the dining room and living room!

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    It looks wonderful, Melissa!! That room was soooo cozy before but the fireplace takes it to a whole new level!

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    I absolutely love the fireplace and how beautiful your room looks. I love the sconces too! Looks so pretty!!

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    If it’s not vented you would get a smell . It’s an awful smell and you can actually get very ill from smelling it. Supposedly many states are banning these types. Your looks amazing and cozy.

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      Thank you, Ashley! It’s just the coziest thing ever, so glad we finally got this project done! I waited so long LOL! Glad to be warm again.

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    Really love your home. Really love your puppy!

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    Melissa, What paint color did you use on your walls and trim? I know you used Simply White for fireplace, but not sure if that is what you used on walls. Thank you!

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