HGTV fan Remodelando la Casa wanted to add height to her living room, so she extended her fireplace mantel to the ceiling. She kept the mantel accessories to a minimum to open up the space, but she added a signature piece of art as a bold focal point.
This neutral transitional living room takes a turn for the unexpected by placing decorations in and around the fireplace. Candles fill the fireplace while a mirror on the wall hangs in place of a television.
The open floor plan of the kitchen, dining area and living room makes entertaining easy and effortless. The fireplace surround features cove lighting that highlights the pattern and texture. The window seat cleverly stores firewood so it's nearby, but doesn't clutter the space.
New built-in bookshelves on either side of the fireplace get subtly lit by LED strips. The fireplace itself got a larger stone surround to help balance out the wall. Artwork over the mantel is by a local artist.
Across from an oversized gray plush sofa sits a white marble fireplace, the mantel of which is used to display a small clock and two decorative cat statues. Above the mantel hangs a framed print of the Marin Headlands and two wall sconces.
A traditional wood-burning fireplace gets a makeover with this large marble tile. The gray grain of the stone brings an elegant and natural touch, which is complemented by the elegance of the white couch and red & white backless settee.
The freestanding closet once located just inside this home's entrance was replaced with this impressive new fireplace with stacked stone and painted black firebox. The firebox ties the black french doors into the room and pops against the neutral tones of the stone.