Is it time to freshen up your mantle? A well styled mantle is so pretty and at the same time, we might as well talk about your surround and what it should look like.
I love that I have two mantles in my new house to decorate! It’s so festive at Christmas to be able to drape garland around them.
Okay, so I’m just going to post images and talk about them for some inspiration:
This is a perfectly layered, asymmetrical arrangement. If you have items in a single colour scheme, this would be one to copy.
I love the way the tiny antique books are layered to repeat what’s happening in the built-in bookcases on either side. Notice that the rustic and earthy stone totally relates to the gold, brown and gray tones in this living room.
This is a lovely, simple idea for a more contemporary look. I’m not a fan of the antler trend (might be because I’m a vegetarian) but a tree branch would substitute nicely.
It starts getting hard to decorate the mantle when the ceilings get high. This mirror really fills in the space and the urns are perfect!
Hey, my best friend Tami has this ottoman in her townhouse!
Another tall mantle, I have shown this image to my clients many times. The simple and clean look of a full length mirror installed above the fireplace. The pendant light directed on the flower arrangements looks so well thought out.
Love this simple idea. Spray paint a bunch of random vessels in white and fill with blooms from the garden.
This blue fireplace surround is so fresh coordinated with all the white and the artwork above. Here, the art is most definitely all that is required.
This is my summer mantle (above). I just need some small seashells in the hurricane lanterns amongst the sand.
I recently had an email from in India who asked if I had any ideas on decorating to make a person feel cooler. Here I have two white penguins and penguin nesting dolls that I bought at for my nephews to play with at Christmas.
Do you feel cooler yet Bhavana?
Also in one of my colour training classes I learned that if you paint a room orange, people will feel warmer in it than a blue room for example. And it’s completely psychosomatic. Nothing to do with reality. Isn’t that fascinating? So perhaps blue room would simply feel cooler.
My Mom bought me that stunning orchid (above) for my birthday in June.
And here is a close up of my nephews nesting dolls.
Which surround is your favourite?
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