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.

  • The most obvious thing about this living room is that it needs color.
  • Three horizontal stripes saturate the room in color.
  • Flat brick fireplaces might not look beautiful to start with, but there is so much that can be done with them just by changing the mantel.
  • Bromstad builds up the fireplace to look like an old Italian baking oven.
  • For a subtle take on a theme, pick a few key items that represent the feel or culture of that theme; keep your furniture and other elements simple.
  • A rug on top of a carpet is not necessarily a bad thing. It can create an instant space for a seating area.
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