I'm working with a new client and know they aren't the only ones with a
fireplace that gets lost on a two story wall. They were kind enough to let me share
their fireplace and the ideas I'm suggesting. They're avid collectors of art and have
beautiful pieces that would make a stunning statement against a white wall with
trim detail. These are my ideas for them to consider.
Add interest and texture to the wall surrounding the fireplace with molding in a grid
pattern. A piece of their art would be beautiful hung on this wall treatment.
Here is their fireplace, which could benefit from being beefed up by simply adding a larger
board on top creating a deeper mantle and extending the sides to create the illusion of a
more substantial piece. I always find it helpful to take a photo of anything you're working
Simple trim detail around fireplace.
Beef up the existing molding, building out closer to the edge of the wall.
Decorative detail around the fireplace and cleaner lines above.
A mirror above the fireplace is one of my favorite looks, theirs would reflect pretty
arched windows and the yard.
Add a deeper mantel, corbels, build out to edge of wall.
Oversize mirror, similar to Ikea Songe, again add trim work to increase the size.
Build out to edge of wall and add oversize mirror with framing detail
I'm anxious to see what they think, do you have a favorite?