Domino Magazine's style team creates 3 decorative solutions for a nonworking fireplace.

Paint

In this scheme, ideal for a curved firebox (the space where you would otherwise build a fire), dark and light paint conspire to create an elegant chiaroscuro effect. A few sculptural pieces nestled within complete the look.

How-To:

We painted the exterior of the fireplace a bright white and the interior a dusky brown lime wash, which adds an earthy dimension to the niche.

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