August 30, 2007
For this next installment of Ask Kenneth, I will be answering questions from the fan club members. If you want to join, it’s free - just email Linda Wiley at firstname.lastname@example.org and submit a question. Get your questions in by the end of the week and look for answers next week.
August 30, 2007
For this installment of Ask Kenneth, I selected questions that relate to the many details of design. Often, it’s these small elements that can pull a room together and give it that “wow” factor. Everything from glass for the fireplace to fake floral arrangements. I hope you enjoy!
Q: My husband saw a room you designed somewhere (he can’t remember if it was in a magazine or TV) and you used small glass pieces in a gas fireplace instead of those regular fake logs. Can you shed light on this for me please? He rarely gets into design and I want to take advantage of this opportunity - Stephanie Harris, High Point NC
A: Stephanie, There are a few alternative inserts for gas fireplaces. One of my favorites is from a company called Moderustic Inc. They sell special glass pieces that come in many colors. DO NOT do what a friend of mine did - he thought any small broken glass pieces could be used and after lighting the fire, glass pieces started popping and shooting into the room. Check out www.ecofirefeatures.com to see more
These are great options if you are going for a modern look. Stick to the traditional log style for a classic look.
Other companies claiming "As Seen On HGTV" ask them for their credits! We do the work and they try to steal the glory. Not very nice!