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Fireplace and mantle help needed

Posted by ShellKing (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 9, 12 at 11:53

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:

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RE: Fireplace and mantle help needed

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.

RE: Fireplace and mantle help needed

I agree with les. Slate would look great for your mantle.

RE: Fireplace and mantle help needed

I think that's the problem -- the rest of the room is not formal. I'll post some pictures. Thanks!

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