The graceful marble mantel, similar to an original one next door, was found at a salvage yard. Placed where the fireplace once stood, it serves as a handsome focal point that anchors a sitting area.
Walls and trim in shades of white, with different finishes, help tie the room together visually. "Lighter colors are often better than dark ones at highlighting the details and architecture of a space," says Tricia McDonagh, the project's interior designer.
Antique marble mantel: Restoration Resources
Interior paint: Benjamin Moore