My friend, Beth, has a blog called, Greenstew Recession Inspired Shopping and she wanted my advice on a couple of areas in her home...so I thought instead of just one person's input, it would be nice to have several ideas instead...won't you please help her out??? Thanks!!!
Here is her living room and fireplace and this is what she writes:
"The fireplace was very 70’s rock going the whole length of the wall, it was bad.
So we knocked all the rock out, re-dry walled the whole area, painted it to match the rest of the room, and left it…for over a year.
As you can see, I need a hearth and I know that this is going to require a bit more conduction.
So my question to you:
What should I do with it? I like the less is more look, but this is too plain. I have no idea what kind of hearth, or if I should add a mantel. Any suggestions would help."
Here she writes:
"The previous owner textured the top half of the wall so the chair rail has to be there. There is a sun tube, and that is the only natural light in the hall.
In my dreams, I would like to have black and white photo’s in my hall, with black frames. I don’t know what paint colors would work for this.
I am not afraid of color, so any suggestions would be great.
PS: The color of the hall does look fine, but I think there is to much of it, I would like the top or the bottom to be a different color."
Here are more of Beth's likes and dislikes:
"I like the simple look, but I like some stuff too. I like dark woods and color. I don't like dark rooms. I love the colors yellow and blue, but not that country look."
I don't know about you all, but I love that color in the hallway and think it would work great with black frames and black and white photos!
So, what do you all think? What decorating advice would you give her? Please let her know, don't hold back!!!
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