I would paint it. If you are keeping the wall colors the same, use the color of the lower part of the wall. If you are painting the entire wall a new color, use white or grey. Search this blog or houzz.com for "painted brick fireplace" photos for inspiration and reassurance that simple is good! I would not face the brick with stone oreven a "faux" product for several reasons: 1. it would look busy and a bit overwhelming in a room that size, 2. it would spoil the somewhat mid-century simplicity of the fireplace, and 3. it would be very hard to remove should a future owner prefer the simpler look. If you are not going to use it as a fireplace, remove the screen and grate, but don't change the "innards", again in case a future owner wants to use it as a fireplace. You can put anything you like in there for decor. I like the idea of a sculpture or even a sculptural piece of driftwood, to reference the former function of the firebox.
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Light, light, and more light. There are very few herbs that do not need direct sunlight. Even if this is a south facing window, there may be trees or an overhang outside that cut down on the amount of light that is coming through the glass. The glass itself, especially UV glass, also cuts down on the amount of light the plants receive. I am able to grow rosemary inside over the winter in an unobstructed east facing window, but it really limps along until I can get it outside again. Artificial light helps if it is close enough to the leaves (just a few inches away.)
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They are so functional and much more interesting than an ordinary molding. Make the most of them!
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