It's not always easy to find your style.
Especially when you first move in to your home.
It takes time & tweeking. And, even then, you'll probably wind up tweeking some more.
This is what my fireplace in my dining room looks like today.
I'm happy with it. But it took a while to get here.
When we first saw the house, the room looked like this.
I knew right away I wanted to room to be a dining room instead of a living room.
And, I L O V E it as a dining room.
At first, I just thought the fireplace needed a tiny bit of color, so I painted it sea salt by sherwin williams.
Something still was just not right. So, I Darkened the back wall and added horizontal stripes.
The stripes worked out great, but I knew the mantel needed to be heftier.
So, we had a mantel made from old barn wood by John Duffy, from Stable Tables.
Then, finally a little before Christmas, I painted the fireplace black.
Donk. That was it.
Now, the fireplace works well with the rest of the room , and the rest of the house for that matter.
So, it takes a while, but keep tweeking. i know I always will.