In the process of painting my house a stark white. I absolutely love it. This room is patterned after a Pottery Barn Room. You know I love Pottery Barn. The paint on the mantle of the fireplace, is the Ralph Lauren, Suede in a dark brown. This is an old house built in 1947 with cove ceilings, and hardwood floors. Now, what to do with a semi non-working fireplace. It needs some decoration, but it drops dust, so whatever is in there has to be able to withstand that. Hmmm.