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Help with fireplace

suncerayFebruary 23, 2013
I need some ideas on what I can do to update this fireplace. It's the focal point of my living room and I would like to update this 90's look. First things first is I will be taking down that awful mirror. Then I would like to mount my tv above the fireplace. I was thinking maybe slate in the area above the mantle, up to the ceiling? Plus is there anyway to add a new mantle to the one I have, like a cap? (If that make sense)

Please help! : )
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I agree with stone cladding but for the entire fireplace wall. A mantel isn't necessary since you will have a TV above the fireplace.
    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 4:46PM
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Take the mirror down. Then let't paint this fireplace wall darker then the rest of the other walls. Then a abstract piece of art
    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 6:34PM
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If you put the television over the fp you will make the focal point of the room the television. Is that what you want? Rather than the fp and the beautiful view that frames it? I would suggest replacing the mirror with the stone cladding you choose for the entire fireplace, and then leaving it BARE. Hang the tv on the side wall. Put your energy into perfect illumination for the fireplace and views.
2 Likes    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 6:39PM
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Ya the entire fireplace with the stone looks awesome! Is that a costly reno?
    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 10:20PM
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With the clean line architecture and the beautiful windows, in see a tie clad f ire place wall. I would choose 'Shine dark 'or 'Ruggine' by Porcelanosa in 17x26 (they will go beautifully with your wall color) and place them in an brick pattern with minimum grout lines. the tiles have beautiful patterns and colors in them. You don't need a mantle with that smooth look.
Before spending money for the electrical on that wall for tv. Please experience watching tv at that height sitting on a sofa. I personally don't prefer it. Its too high. And any lower you won't be able to use your fireplace.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 10:37PM
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Okay thank you for the suggestions ill take a look at those colors
    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 10:50PM
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Dezign Studio Inc
Is it possible to have a built in effect and make a niche for the T.V, so it sits flush with the fireplace. Although along with having the TV at a height , during the day, you will have to draw the curtains/window coverings while watching T V,
1 Like    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 10:58PM
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Ya I'm not sure if having the tv mounted into the fireplace or over would work best. I haven't had anyone professional come out to look. I think once we take the mirror down we will get a better look.
    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 11:10PM
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Agree with Dezign Studio about the location of your TV - it is not a practical location. So now you really have to make a feature of the FP!
    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 7:25AM
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Island Stone
Vtile Cladding from Island Stone, possibly the large Vtile given the size of the space. Run in a stacked format to accent the relief. Rustic also is a great look for a modern yet still natural stone appeal.
2 Likes    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 9:13PM
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JUL313 Gallery
Would love to see a 36x72 painting on that wall. What an awesome statement!! I have a few I have completed. I also do commission work. My website is www.jul313.com. Contact me at julie@jul313.com
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 9:24PM
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1 Like    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 3:04AM
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Loving the idea of stone cladding the fireplace. If possible, remove the mantle and just leave it bare. I really like the Island Stone look of the fireplace. Gorgeous.
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 3:19AM
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