Ding ding ding!
Round one between me and my family room mantel.
Well, more like round 8,043.
The mantel is the focal point of our family room/kitchen, which is one large open space. It looks at me when I'm watching TV, and it lurks darkly at the far end of a room which is otherwise becoming lighter & brighter. Plus, it's flanked by 2 dark built-in bookshelves, which also have to be considered...obsessively.
This is what it looks like today. I had these silhouettes done of my 2 boys, which I LOVE. I also have one set of bookshelves semi-done, but I'm not completely happy with it. Can you relate?