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#1 TammyB

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    Posted 10 January 2007 - 06:27 PM

    Ok girls.... My fireplace has always been a design challenge for me. What would you do differently? It's a two way fireplace, the other side is our dining room.

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    #2 KristinaM

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    Posted 10 January 2007 - 06:32 PM

    Hmmmm... I'm so creatively challenged... but if you don't mind creating a bit more "seperation" what if you hung drapes of some sort over each side frfom the ceiling to create more of a cozy enclosed look around the fireplace? Not sure if i'm explaining what i mean very well... im tryingg haha

    #3 gkashmira

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      Posted 10 January 2007 - 07:32 PM

      I think you may need a table or something to connect the fireplace to the wall. That way you're sort of dividing the room without closing off light and making it feel smaller. A narrow but long table that is the same width as the fireplace would be perfect. Then you could put some sort of table covering on it to close off the lower portion... Add some plants to the table also helps give some separation without closing off the space.
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      #4 LCBride2007

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        Posted 10 January 2007 - 07:34 PM

        what about some shelving around it? (see my artistic diagram!) - try not to laugh!


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        #5 LCBride2007

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          Posted 10 January 2007 - 07:36 PM

          just think of all the doggie pictures you could put on those shelves!

          #6 Jackie

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            Posted 10 January 2007 - 08:41 PM

            You know what, I have never seen a fireplace like this. I like it I wouldnt change it. Its a really nice focul point. Maybe dress up the walls around it a little more so the fireplace looks a little bit closer to everything and not by itself in the middle of everything. If that makes sense.
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            #7 TammyB

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              Posted 10 January 2007 - 08:43 PM

              I tried that with the shelf off to the side, you can see that didn't work out so well. I like the half wall type thing idea, I just really like the flow between the two rooms. UGH this is so hard... I've changed the darn thing so many times and I'm still not happy with it.

              #8 Christine

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              Posted 10 January 2007 - 08:45 PM

              sounds like a trip to IKEA is in store for you...they seem to have little shelving units for everything...
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              #9 TammyB

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                Posted 10 January 2007 - 08:48 PM

                I think I need a professional... Maybe Kash can send the pic to her designers of one of her shows for some suggestions.. :-)

                #10 LCBride2007

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                  Posted 10 January 2007 - 08:55 PM

                  what if you just add some plants, maybe even some that drape over the sides? or a small tree-type thing (real or fake) on one of the sides.

                  or how about some kind of curtain suspended from the ceiling, similar to what someone already suggested. awful drawing, but i am having fun! (wow, i really need to start working)

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