Fireplace Niche Before:Here's a look at what the fireplace looked like when we first moved in. You can see the room is dark with sponged paint, the niche is actually about 5-6 feet tall inside . And the entire fireplace from top to bottom is about 15 feet tall. It's a really big niche.
Our finish carpenter removed the frame around the niche, framed in the niche, and covered the entire fireplace in my new design. And this was the end result:
I had our painters paint both the new niche covering and the fireplace mantle a satin, custom-mixed white that matches the trim finishes throughout our house. It's a soft white, with no blue undertones and no true yellow undertones which I love. I was concerned about painting the mantle white, but I love the way it draws the eye all the way up to the ceiling. It also helps the rocks within the fireplace pull a little more grey, which matches the Revere Pewter paint color on the wall a bit better.
To finish off the design I added a beautiful circle mirror with a silver frame from Homegoods. I added two distressed wood pillar candlesticks from Tuesday Morning, and I used some Silver Dollar Eucalyptus to add some greenery to the mantle. You can see how the design matches the room so much better now. And it brought an air of both casualness and sophistication to the space, which I love.
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