Need help with wall above mantle.
wtalcott
February 2, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Just had room repainted and batten boards added. We also added a fake fireplace wall above the mantle but it needs something to punch it up a little. We have thought about stone veneer, adding crown moulding on sides, painting a different color, just to name a few. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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mmilos
Add a fireplace candle holder in front of the mirror. A bold, dramatic vertically oriented abstract oil painting with a black or antiqued silver frame above the fireplace would be nice and simple.

Some small antique silver accessories on the mantle. I'd get some larger, more dramatic sconces.
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Galleria Place
Remove the existing and add a very nice electric fireplace. We offer some very high quality Holly & Martin pieces. http://www.bargainbacker.com/FIREPLACES-AND-ACCESSORIES_c_4779.html
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Kevin Twitty- IBB Designer
I would fore sure put a fake fireplace that can actually have a fire in it. A nice electric one or a sterno fireplace. If you can't do that, paint your current fireplace. Possibly a great Grey color or stain it espresso.

As far as for the top of the fireplace, if you want long term flexibility, paint the top part a great contrasting color. If you want statement, do a stacked stone around the entire top part. Then I agree with mmilos, ad a fantastic pieve of art above the fireplace.
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wtalcott
Love all of these ideas. We will definitely add a piece of art and I already have a nine candle wrought iron piece to put in front of the mirror. Thanks for the ideas.
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