Q: We recently purchased a ranch style home. We are at a loss as to what to do with the fireplace in the living room. Currently, it is brick, and painted the same color as the rest of the living room, a look we are not fond of. Our thought is to paint the walls one color and the fireplace another. We can't decide on whether to paint the walls a darker color and the fireplace a lighter color (or even white), or vice versa. The furniture in the photo is not ours. Ours is more modern and simple, with clean lines. We do plan to reface the fireplace in the future, so this will most likely be a temporary solution. Thanks!
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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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