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Design Dilemma
Design Dilemma


loriaFebruary 3, 2013
Not sure what to put on either side of fireplace. Large area lots of light, will be replacing dark leather with lighter fabric. Suggestions??
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Steven Sobti
I think that 2 identical long book shelves would look great! I would also paint the fireplace to match the shelves. That way the whole unit will look like a built-in. Also I suggest that since you are getting lighter fabric for the couches, the shelves and fireplace, if painted should be a darker color for contrast. Hope this helps! :)
    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 5:34AM
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I agree, whatever you do try to create a symmetry on either side of the fireplace.

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    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 9:26AM
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I don't like the tv on top of the fireplace. I only sometimes like it when the fireplace is much larger and brick but that is just me. I don't see how you watch tv since the furniture is angled away from the tv. I can't tell without more pics but I think you might need smaller furniture.
    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 9:52AM
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Galleria Place
I would suggest an entertainment system for the TV.
Here are some ideas from Holly & Martin.
    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 9:54AM
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HI -- Have a bookcase built on both sides but have one that will house the TV ( set lower than the mantel ) in it at one side ,and then have a painting or a beautiful mirror above the fireplace mantel instead. Have the inside of the bookcases an off-black or a blackish navy or green , which ever you like best . And maybe glass shelves . Have the out side of the bookcases a warm white or a light putty color ,and also paint the fireplace the same and also your stair railings and any other trims in the room. Lighter furniture would be a great idea , but don't burden yourself with another love seat. Contiue the color I see that you have on the window wall or go with the same warm white or a putty color for the whole room .- more contemporay.
    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 10:18AM
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