Tuscan Style Makeover With a Rustic Fireplace

A living room gets a taste of Tuscany with a saturated color scheme, rustic accents and a new fireplace mantel.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionBromstad builds up the fireplace to look like an old Italian baking oven.
He carves the new wood mantel with a box cutter for an aged look. Hirsch uses a quick-drying joint compound for the look of plaster above the mantel. After she primes the surface, she paints the area with the same technique she uses on the walls for a stucco feel. This hearth is the heart of the design.

Product Information

paint: bottom band (1054 Sherwood Tan), middle band (1071 Fairmont Gold), top band (1056 Edgewood Rocks) – Benjamin Moore
wasabi vase (item# 564500140, item # 564555462), red laquer vase (item # 120432098), dellaroca vase (item# 564579791), wooden spheres (item# 160810953, item# 160810992), fortune vase (item# 120743963, item# 120743607), olive branches (item# 551209236), steamliner coffee table (item# 011009595)– Z Gallerie
barley twist floor lamp (item# 8536922), bedside lamp (item# 8536963), drum shades (item# 8938599, item# 8938623), curtain rods (item# 7697094 – Discontinued) – Pottery Barn
toss pillows (item# 067082903) – Target
law bookcase (item# 1CA013B) – Nadeau