My laptop has crashed...again...total blue screen, which I hear is bad...again. This has seriously stifled my ability to blog since almost all my photos are on my laptop. I was all set for an entire post about things that make me grouchy (inspired by my laptop crashing) but I have bigger fish to fry: I have to decide what to do with my fireplace, today if at all possible. Since I got all the pictures online, my inability to use my laptop wasn't an issue for this.
This is my fireplace as it currently is. Not a great picture, but you get the idea. (This is not my furniture, BTW.)
Do you favor something conservative and pretty like this:
Or do I go full wall dramatic like this:
Gorgeous, huh?! This last one is actually my favorite, and I think I'd like it better without the light stone right under the mantle, and I wouldn't have the hearth part in front. Imagine the walls are a perfect shade of brown-gray taupe (Glidden Soft Suede) and the floors are a rich dark brown hard wood(so dark they're almost black-they're called Black Tulip, in fact).
Care to share your opinion? If you have a pic of another fabulous fireplace, post a link in the comments please.