S. Pavia's Profile
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I'd remove the trapezoid above the fireplace and wall-mount the TV (if it's flat screen) and encase that in a dark oak-stained cabinet. I think the dark oak stain would contrast well with the red and also the beige colors nearby from the curtains. Because of the interesting line structure of the attic (vaulted) ceiling, you may want to complement that particular feature with vertical stripes of 2 complementary colors on either side of the fireplace (thicker stripes). Perhaps light muted navy blue with light off-white - I wouldn't choose white since there is enough white in that space with the fireplace. You want the fireplace to stand out slightly from its background. I like the idea of glass shelving as long as they are sturdy enough to hold what you want to display. They create sleek elegance to a color-saturated apartment. However, putting them at different heights and in different numbers on either side of the fireplace creates an interesting visual line without being too distracting (since they are all glass, for example). Consider 1 or 2 shelves on different levels for the framed photos or wall-mount several of them in the shelf spaces with the other part of that shelf space for a pretty vase and dried wildflowers, for example. I think the framed photos on the mantle look cluttered. The saturation of color and items in this apartment gives it a very full and fun feel already. I'd replace the photos on the mantle with a long yet simple small candle contraption, or several large candles at equal distances. Make sure the TV/cabinet is high enough so that the top of the candle does not interfere with TV viewing. Hiding the TV behind a sleek cabinet makes the wall pop and makes the red accent wall appear bold without being "overbearingly red." Good luck with your decor choices!
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