August 16, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Help transform this fireplace to something a little more modern will be updated with grey walls, black leather sofa, chrome and glass ....fireplace will be focal point for living room that opens into dining area. All dining room furniture will be changed. No tv as we have family room on same floor with widescreen etc
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Beautiful living room you have got. I would potentially take the little trim pieces off the mantle and do a marble insert and paint your brass unit black. It is not über modern... Would you prefer something more modern?
August 16, 2013 at 5:32pm     
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Also as you can see on the photo I attached, your focal point could benefit from more modern or more streamlined accessories.
August 16, 2013 at 5:35pm   
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As it looks now it is very busy. Perhaps make the trim on the fireplace the same color as the fireplace - not black on white as it currently is. Maybe it would look good all black with your gray walls and furniture - or it could be too dark. I would try to remove the top piece of the mantel and make it all one level and put only a few BIG decorative pieces on it and not a lot of little ones. I hope this doesn't offend you but I would remove the portrait (to perhaps a bedroom or bedroom hallway) and put up a vertical picture or sculpture or other wall art to contrast with the horizontal windows. If it is a glass door in front of the fireplace I might consider replacing it with either a bigger one or a fire screen. If it is a heatilater I would probably leave it. Maybe a half round rug in front of the gray hearth.
August 16, 2013 at 5:37pm   
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