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Fireplace Surrounds

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This fireplace surround, my first, started it all! It features flora and fauna from the homeowner's childhood home in Marin, CA. The home is in Oakland, CA. 

"I was looking for ways to improve my boring, painted brick fireplace surround. Initially, I thought about tiling over it. Then it hit me: why not have a one-of-a-kind work of art surrounding my fireplace instead? I had already been an admirer and customer of Nora's glass mosaic art, and I knew I wanted the design to incorporate the signature blue herons I'd seen in other pieces. We talked about my favorite plants and birds and she provided me with two drawings. We agreed to a couple of small tweaks to the one I liked best, and I felt confident to leave it in her capable and artistic hands for the rest of the process. I couldn't be more thrilled with the result. I look at it every day and it brings me so much joy." - Melia F.

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This fireplace in Santa Clara, CA features colorful, whimsical birds that suit the eclectic and art-filled house in California. 

"Nora and I worked closely together to design my fireplace surround. She is a master at her craft, and I am a perfectionist. Communication was fluid, and seamless. The project was done relatively quickly.  My fireplace has been transformed from blah to stop in your tracks stunning!  Thanks Nora for all the joy."

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For this gas fireplace, the homeowners requested panels that could be set into a stone surround. The Great Blue Herons are paired with birds found in their Minnesota environs - a Baltimore Oriole and a Pileated Woodpecker.

Interested in your own, one-of-a-kind fireplace surround? Contact me to get started on one today! 


Kennedy/byrd Fireplace

The homeowners of this fireplace live next to a pond in Concord, MA and imagined a design showcasing the many animals that enjoy their beautiful waterway. The birch trees and the Barred Owl represent their love for the Adirondacks. It was an honor to create this tribute to their favorite places.