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Portola Valley midcentury living room
 

Portola Valley

photo by Art Gray

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blalik wrote:
Fireplace - How big is opening to fireplace? Is that just a sliding mesh closure?
   Comment   November 18, 2013
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Cascade Coil Drapery
I can't speak to the size of the fireplace, but the sliding mesh enclosure looks similar to one's we offer. In which case, it's a recessed track, sliding metal mesh fire screen. It looks like a fine weave in a black finish.
November 20, 2013 at 12:16pm   
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mindys1550 wrote:
We are trying to do a mantle kind of like this but need to know how to hang it. Thanks - How is the mantle hung?
     Comment   June 19, 2013
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bachatamama
I would like to know how this mantel was hung?
October 9, 2013 at 8:24am   
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smsabb wrote:
It states you need strong internal supports, can you explain how that is done, thanks.
   Comment   February 6, 2013
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Holly Daley
What is the depth of this modern mantel? It is a beauty. Thanks, Holly
January 16, 2014 at 3:44pm   
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mamalonghorn wrote:
Mantel Dimensions - Love this look - what are dimensions? How deep and how thick? Having one very similar made and can't decide!
   Comment   May 9, 2012
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mamalonghorn
Thanks! What about depth - 8 inches or so?
May 14, 2012 at 11:50am   
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Mara Solow Interiors
Does anyone know where these Sconces are from?
June 6, 2013 at 8:48am     
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dejadarr wrote:
Where can I get the mantel? - It is perfect for what I need.
     Comment   April 24, 2012
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CARPENTER CAN MAKE YOU ONE IF YOU CAN FIND IT
IS A 4 X 6 ISN'T?
April 24, 2012 at 11:30am   
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mightycortez wrote:
Love this design, can you tell me more about the Danish chair? Who is the designer & manufacturer? Thank you!
   Comment   February 18, 2012
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design1diva
Love the chair. Can you tel me the manufacturer?
January 22, 2013 at 5:22pm   
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March 26, 2013 at 6:30pm   
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jdelius wrote:
What paint color is on the fireplace? Thanks!
   Comment   May 11, 2011
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Kelly Porter
Try Super White by Benjamin Moore.
May 12, 2011 at 8:34pm   
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cmdelew
Do you need a special kind of paint for painting a fireplace or just regular interior paint?
July 13, 2012 at 6:54am     
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oudated1969 wrote:
Would you paint the entire wall white if room has color? - I painted 1969 brick fireplace, heath, mantel, white. It runs floor to ceiling. 2 ft. drywall on each side. Also, how wd you get flat screen up on mantel, without cords exposed? I guess I cd have drywall installed above mantel so cords cd be hidden. Tempted to forget the fireplace, drywall the whole thing out, making room 10x17 1/2 ft and stick flat screen on wall. Never use fireplace, but for resale purposes . . . .? (No other place in this 10 x 20 fr room for flat screen.) I used sectional, dividing room into smaller living area facing fireplace, with rest of room basically entryway from outdoor living area
   Comment   January 10, 2014
karenolenski wrote:
Where is this chair from?
   Comment   January 1, 2014
betsyy619 wrote:
Construction - How is this mantle supported? Is it just with floating brackets? In which case, is it sturdy?
   Comment   November 25, 2012
snewtdog wrote:
Where is the light on the fireplace from?
   Comment   May 11, 2012
sharonimbrianidesign wrote:
Who is lighting manufacturer? It's awesome
   Comment   May 16, 2011

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Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Tour: A Mid-Century Modern Getaway
This cozy fireplace, built into the home's 12-inch thick adobe walls, was created into a snug sitting area with a 1940s Danish chair, French vintage table, and a unique Gio Ponti light fixture above the mantle.
Shawn Gauthier added this to Long Mantels Go the Distance
Minimal objects can provide an equal sense of equilibrium and impact. In this example, a small group of objects is juxtaposed with a fixture at a slightly higher height.
Samantha Schoech added this to How to Get That Modern Scandinavian Look
White walls and hearth with warm wood accents and subtle color.
Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC. added this to 10 Inspired Ways to Refresh Your Mantel Now
A minimalist statement can also work on the mantel. Try grouping a cluster of like-colored pottery to one side. The visual weight of the grouping to one side helps create a modern vibe. A great-looking pendant balances the vignette.
Or go minimalist. That doesn't mean barren. It means a grouping of thoughtfully selected objects and no main art or mirror piece above.
Wood. This streamlined piece of wood used as a mantel is perfect for this retro interior. The one pictured here is referred to as a floating shelf, as there are no visible brackets supporting it. Such harmony! Design tip: Correct installation is of the utmost importance for this type of mantel. Since there are no brackets, it needs strong internal supports to be able to hold heavy objects.
Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC. added this to 12 Hot Ideas for Fireplace Facing
Painted brick. An option I have used often, painted brick works every time. If you are longing to update your old red brick but are short on budget, paint your brick. Any color can work, but white works with so many different styles. Modern, rustic and coastal all work with a painted fireplace. Cost: If the bricks are being installed new, your project can cost $2,000 to $5,000 for raw materials and installation. (Read this before attempting it yourself, though.)What You Need to Know Before Painting Brick

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