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Need help with our Fireplace

Gerson BalzaJanuary 18, 2013
My husband and I decided to remodel our kitchen and put hardwood floors to our house. The living room is next to the kitchen and we need some ideas on how to update it without breaking the bank account. We thought about getting some gray slate for the hearth but do not know what to do with the rest of the fireplace! We will appreciate your help. We like eclectic and minimalist styles… Thanks a lot!!
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judianna20
Well, your fireplace trim is quite formal and Greek inspired. What you have now for decor is not that. Maybe a black slate for the hearth to start and paint the brick black. Then lighten the feel with more contemporary art work.
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Gerson Balza
Thanks judyg! We might also look into replacing the mantle since it very greek & formal. It does not go with the rest of the house
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judianna20
Probably a good idea. It is a beautiful mantel, but it is what it is.

Did want to share this pix, however. Definitely Greek influenced, but contemporary, as well.
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1 Like    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 9:41AM
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onthefence
I'd definitely consider replacing the mantle. Also, you might want to consider haunting your local mantle supplier. I had no idea but they also have a "2nds" area of mantles that for some reason couldn't be sold. We found a great mantle at an excellent price.
I'm actually wanting to change the style and size of ours a bit and want to go back to the place we got the original one and hope to get lucky again.
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As a slate lover, I'm with you! My fireplace is actually part of the wall, but you could easily face both the fireplace and hearth with slate. I love the art you have above the fp now - so it gives me the feel that your aesthetics are contemporary. I use a slate called copper quartzite, but the only thing you need make sure about is that your slate color doesn't fight the color of the flooring ( I can't see it from the photo) be sure to get two pieces of slate for test colors - one that is sealed , one that is not. If you decide to seal the slate it can dramatically change both the color and the value.
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Gerson Balza
If we go with slate to the top, how can I integrate that with the trim on the ceiling moulding?
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Tammy Sprinkle
The crown moulding would just wrap around the outside the face of the tiles
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Lori Lynn
Keep mantle white. Paint bricks black
    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 4:14PM
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Gerson Balza
Is it possible to instal a hand hewn beam mantel on the slate wall? We always see it with cultured stones but never with slate.
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