She also has a wonderful entire brick wall on one side of the room with a fireplace. I recommended painting the brick white or a light wash on it to lighten up the room. She's hoping to convince her hubby to be on board with it (we've all been there haven't we?).
Here's the design board I presented:
And the fireplace area painted white:
Anyone else out there have dark red brick that they painted white? I'd love to hear your stories and if you choose to do it yourself or hire it out?