An antique mirror and DIY artwork add personality to the mantel.
H&H style editor Michael Penney decided to paint the original wood mantel white and the brick surround a warm grey to update the look of the living room. The two bergere chairs from his old apartment were recovered in a striped Sunbrella fabric for durability and style, and they add to the nautical look of the room. Read more on decorating his main floor.
Read all about Michael's new house — including before shots and DIY projects — in his blog, tour through each floor on Online TV, see the full story in our June 2011 issue, and browse all before and after photos in the online gallery.