Need help with wall above mantle.
wtalcottFebruary 2, 2013
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.
    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 2:25PM
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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
    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 2:28PM
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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.
    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 2:33PM
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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.
    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 4:01PM
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