Meredith Ericksen
Interior Designers & Decorators
An Expanse of Space  family room

An Expanse of Space

The Beginning: Soaring cathedral ceilings in a room flooded with light from arched windows and a view to the woods beyond.
The Concept: Refresh the dark, dated, brick fireplace; add much-needed architectural details for visual impact; create a cozy, welcoming style within this expanse of space.

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kimafriedl wrote:
Was this mantel surround custom made or purchased?
   Comment   July 5, 2013
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love the color scheme
January 24, 2014 at 2:36pm   
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Meredith Ericksen
Yes this mantel surround is a custom piece.
January 24, 2014 at 3:25pm   
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winbee wrote:
what is the name of the wall paint, it goes great with the brick?
   Comment   February 14, 2013
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Thanks so for getting back to me! 6 yrs, didn't realize it was that long ago!
February 23, 2013 at 6:56pm   
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would you happen to know who did the piece above the fireplace?I love it!
February 23, 2013 at 6:57pm   
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This is a very cost effective mantle, our carpenter thinks he could do this look in natural oak (we would need to stain) for about $450. This is a very "wide" install though, I feel too wide for your application.
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fireplace again
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