Need help forfireplace at livingroom
qingtan
May 15, 2013 in Design Dilemma
it‘s so big
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shukas
Paint it with dark colors to minimize size OR cover walls near fireplace with cabinets or shelves
May 15, 2013 at 2:35am     
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ASVInteriors
Do you plan on painting the rest of the room? Right now it looks quite minimalist and very stylish. If you go for modern furniture and layout it can look very cool indeed.
May 15, 2013 at 2:44am   
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carolins
But so is your living room, so it seems an appropriate size. Once your furniture is in, it may look very different to you. And if not, you can always throw your dilemma on Houzz again.

I don't know your style, but quite solid looking shelves from fireplace to wall on both sides, up to where the angle is, will incorporate it more visually. Some examples:
Library
Grandin Residence
Christoffersen
Cosmetic updates on 1980s home
Fireplaces
May 15, 2013 at 2:50am   
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ASVInteriors
I actually like the dutch farmhouse feel (or even South African) with that tall chimney that angles upwards, I would be loathe to change it. I was thinking something like this

Bovina House
Private Residence
May 15, 2013 at 2:56am   
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carolins
Oh yes, please keep the angle. I realize that all my example pictures have a straight fireplace, but they were just to show you the shelves I was thinking of :-)
May 15, 2013 at 3:22am   
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Ed
Hi QingTan, very interesting space. Here's a concept photo, along ASV's color scheme suggestion and Carolins' -- Sherwin-Williams SW 7645 Thunder Gray
( purely a concept photo ) --
May 15, 2013 at 3:26am   
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soberg
The shape and size look fine. Not sure about placement as I can't fully see the room.

I might be tempted to face it with limestone or marble.
May 15, 2013 at 4:05am   
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