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Living Room Ideas
use of material
I like the lines on this, more horizontal. cleaner look.
this looks very traditional, which I am not crazy about, but I like the treatment on the built-in doors.
stone and mantel
wood cladding on the section around the door.
stone and dark cabinets
paneling, lateral lines
not precisely what I am looking for but like the lines and paneling
niches to right of fireplace
another examples of the linear look I like
the wood wall is pretty
sort of what I had in mind when I mentioned running a beam from the left of the fireplace to the far wall. not necessarily interested in the long, shallow fireplace.