Hi, Does this painting work here and does fireplace need a mantle?
March 27, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Does this work and do you think I need to leave the fireplace simple or create a mantle or surround? This is a key focal point in the room/house so would really like to get it right. Thanks!
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Cure Design Group
Is the firebox an insert? If it is the main focal point in the space, it seems small scale wise, but if that is non negotiable, I would do a cool tile all the way up to the ceiling and have no painting, Something with dimension and texture. Good Luck!
1 Like   Thanked by fionn_anne    March 27, 2014 at 5:51AM
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The painting is fine. The fireplace is way to small.
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I like the painting, but the wall looks a little top heavy. Paint or tile inside the space behind the fireplace box. It needs to be black so it looks like it takes up that whole space. If you want to do a mantle, just put in a simple white shelf (like a floating shelf) that goes from one bookcase to the other. If you put in a mantle, you can continue the dark color out to fill in the space under the mantle, or add some molding under the mantle on each side of the fireplace & paint it white like in the 2nd picture.

Costanzo Residence
Allyson & Alexander
Hearth Room
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Great advice and pictures Chrisinky, thanks so much. The Allyson and Hearth room ones really appeal to me because of their simplicity. Thanks again!
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