In this example I would like to show Realtors and Homeowners the difference finishes can make on a fireplace being the selling feature in a room or being completely missed by the buyer.
In the before photo the relief highlights on the fireplace are painted white. In the after photo, the reliefs have been painted Black Bean Soup by Benjamin Moore. This allows the marble around the fireplace to become the feature in the room. The fireplace is the focal point of the room and now a buyer can actually see it instead of missing it entirely.
I went on to declutter and place a warm, textured sofa and chair in the room to replace the cold, dark leather set there originally. In this room all I did was allow the marble fireplace to become the focal point of the room instead of the buyer being overwhelmed by excess furniture and the distracting artwork in the room.
Now the room is an inviting place to curl up by the fireside and watch your favourite movie with your family.