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If you want to cover the whole thing, you could find one of those big ol' screened room divider, probably vintage. Many of the ones I've come across are really gorgeous, but I can never find a use for them; this seems perfect! You could set up some sort of decorative vignette or seating area in front of it to make it appear less obvious that it's hiding something. Of course, if you wanted to use the fireplace all of it would have to be moved...guess it depends on how much you hate the general look of that wall.

Ideas for Temporary Fixes to Boat Mirrored Fireplace? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
7/20/10 02:20 AM

Oh man, just thinking about how much fun it must have been to restore that building to this gorgeous condition...and that KITCHEN TABLE!

Great, great example of sophisticated adapted reuse, too. Did you guys design and build the salvaged-material furniture yourselves or did you contract it out? Really nicely crafted, from what I can tell...

Eli Jennifer's Brought Back to Life BrownstoneHouse Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
7/12/10 06:54 PM

I agree with HouseBee. A bunch of Marimekko plates as seen in the second plates link would be an awesome souvenir. Heck, any kind of plate at all would be a lot better than the usual keychain or coffee mug. Those usually get stuffed away discretely until the next goodwill haul...

And Nevanna, if the style of your home is compatible I would suggest some kind of vignette setup that highlights your objects for what they are: memories of people. Doesn't have to be a tacky shrine or anything, but just keep the set together (a dozen or so isn't too much) so that they are not mistaken for objects that you chose to buy and use.

Tasteful Display of "Tacky" Souvenirs | Apartment Therapy New York
7/12/10 03:10 PM