attach the wood to the bricks? I assume the wood was added a long time after the brick fireplace was built.
have the wood so close to the firebox?
Wood mantels like this are not typically attached directly to masonry.
They're attached to the Chimney Breast - which is made of framing lumber and plaster and/or drywall - surrounding the masonry.
stained wood, plaid fabric, and brick fireplace front
Built in around window, placement of desk, not too dark but masculine
Warm wood tones from Traditional style article
Paint color with dark wood, as well as the large, clean photograph
Warmth of wood and brown blue combo
Secret: Rich Wood TonesWalnut, cherry, mahogany, oak — darker wood tones rule traditional style (leave the bamboo and blond maple to another house). From walnut railings on a white staircase to cedar beams across the ceiling, it provides the warmth and coziness so essential to this look.Make it fresh: Let hardwood