Ok...we hung a mantel and we disagree whether it's hung at the right height. This fireplace is a smidge unattractive and strange. The previous owners had nothing on it-probably ever. It was rustic brick and that's where it stopped until we moved in. If we were handier I think we could build a beautiful hearth etc., but we are not and I have to work with a store bought ledge. So, I think the height is fine, Todd thinks it's too high. The ultimate problem with mantels is once you have one, you have to decorate it...which is hard. I just put a bunch stuff on it to help with the debate.
from this angle things are levitating.
Wow, that's white.