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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July 5, 2013
kimafriedl wrote:
Was this mantel surround custom made or purchased?
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love the color scheme
    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 2:36PM
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Meredith Ericksen
Yes this mantel surround is a custom piece.
    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 3:25PM
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February 14, 2013
winbee wrote:
what is the name of the wall paint, it goes great with the brick?
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Thanks so for getting back to me! 6 yrs, didn't realize it was that long ago!
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would you happen to know who did the piece above the fireplace?I love it!
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