Redoing the Duplex: The Living Room

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  1. Meggan says:

    Interesting… I want to like that new fireplace but I find myself wishing they would have just painted the bricks white to match the built-ins.

    I also REALLY like the aqua wall color of your first “could be” photo.

    • Cristina says:

      I totally agree with you. This one of the many things the tenants did without permission and was unnecessary. The only good that came of it was it hid the imperfections where the floor met the fireplace. I too would have preferred to have the brick painted white. I wish I did that when I was living there.

      • Meggan says:

        Ah. I think it’s the black border, specifically. The large gray tiles don’t even bother me that much – in fact, they could look almost elegant – but the black border reminds me of bad bathroom tile and I think that’s what does it. Maybe if the grout on the black tile were dark, and not white? I don’t know.

  2. Danae says:

    Funny you should say that Meggan–the guy who did it does bathroom tile for a living! Hahaha