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I need help modernizing my fireplace wall.
April 14, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My husband and I just bought a house in its final stages of being built. It is craftsman style and the builder and designer have done a fantastic job, but given the opportunity to have some input I am trying to modernize a few of the finishes. For example, he built this lovely fireplace mantle and framed out a recessed spot for a TV. I tend to prefer clean lines and a simpler fireplace wall, with a stone surround, so I have asked him to remove the moulding. He left the frame around the TV and I'm inclined to remove that as well for a flat wall. Can anyone give me any guidance on how to solve this wall? At the moment I'm thinking a heavy textured wall-covering and stone fireplace surround. Should I keep the TV frame and paint it a different color or lose it altogether?