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70's do I accent????

Kate T's picture
Kate T

After flipping a couple houses I have finally bought one to call home....once all the renos are done. The living has a very nice full stone wall and fireplace. I want to leave the stone but I'm LOST at how to accent or which colour to accent with!! The kitchen is a sunken kitchen 3 steps standing at the kitchen sink/island you look straight up to the living room. In between the livingroom and kitchen is a foyer, which I have laid natural slate tile, the lower wood on the walls (panelling??) and the crown moulding has been painted ivory and inbetween the wood and moulding has been painted soft black. We want to put the TV above the fireplace on the mantle but I'm lost at what to do on either side...I'm worried that removing the mirrors will make the room look smaller and I tried removing one and had a hard time getting them off!! The hardwood floor has been stained a red-brown in colour.ImageImage

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gmcauley's picture

Hello Kate T,

How about using the same ivory as the crown moulding in the foyer? It would lighten up the heaviness of the living room stone.

You could also send your question to our Ask A Designer guy, Cameron MacNeil:

Good luck with the reno!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

vhollands's picture

How about frosting out the mirrors (if you don't want to remove them) then placing som shelving across the areas so they look like built in cabinetry? Then paint the area above the fireplace a neutral?

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