Traditional Living Room Gets A Modern Twist

See how rich colors and textures can accentuate architectural features in a traditional living room. Designer David Bromstad puts a modern twist on this classic style.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe homeowners want their fireplace to look sleeker than the old-fashioned brick, but Bromstad points out that in a historic home such as theirs, they shouldn't change the structure of an architectural feature for the sake of the home's resale value.
The best solution is to create an updated facade to cover the brick. Over the mantel are a couple of awkward sconces that can be turned on only by removing the shades and twisting the bulbs.
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