Fireplace and mantle help needed

ShellKingJune 9, 2012

Here is our current fireplace

We are getting new carpet, so now is the time to redo the greenish/black tile and the mantle. The fireplace itself has to remain in place. I'd like to take this opportunity to update the look -- but still have it fit in with our house, which has all white trim. I thought I could introduce some stone, but keep a white mantle. I cannot raise the fireplace; it must stay on the floor.

Does anyone have any ideas or advice?

Here are a couple ideas I like:

Traditional Living Room design by Other Metros Design-build Witt Construction

Traditional Living Room design by Minneapolis Kitchen And Bath Casa Verde Design

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The two looks you posted are very family room casual - is that where you are going? The mantel you have is pretty formal in design, so I am wondering if your decor and the rest of the woodwork in the space are equally formal?

I don't see either one of those working in a more formal space. A wonderful textural slate could be terrific, though.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 1:36PM
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I agree with les. Slate would look great for your mantle.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 2:11PM
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I think that's the problem -- the rest of the room is not formal. I'll post some pictures. Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 4:52PM
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