Merry Mantels

Wow, the month is flying by for me. I am finishing up holiday decorations for my clients this week and working on mantels in particular. The mantel tends to become a focal point in the room and during the holidays it draws you right in with a warm cozy fire or the shimmer of candles. If the Christmas tree is in the room they need to complement each-other in some way. A soft palette, fresh airy greens, topiary trees, hanging stars and a collection of frames and statues complete the look.

Above; a simple mantel design of bold greens with touches of magnolia work beautifully with the large scale stone fireplace. A linen and  burlap bow complement the monochromatic tree (I love the shape of the tree) and pop of red in the area rug. On the left; its time to glam it up. A dramatic mirror sets the scene for any holiday but is especially lovely at Christmas adorned with a wreath to match the mantel garland. The tree has sparkle, shimmer and natural garland.

Knit stockings hung on antlers create rustic Christmas bliss. Fraser fur garland adds just the right amount of green to this casual setting below.

Red is just spectacular this time of year and if you are lucky enough to have a red sofa the rest is easy. A tree with an interesting shape is always a favorite of mine, adding simple red and silver balls is all you really need. The mantel continues the red theme combining small gift boxes, plants add symmetry and garland of mini red Christmas balls add that pop of color.

How about this mantel below for some serious stocking love, dramatic garland and the unexpected appearance of tulips, my all time favorite flower. Followed by a chic and simple design allowing the beauty of stone to shine through. Candles are always fabulous, just add a hint of green for a touch of holiday.

Below I had to show this room because it is truly an eclectic Christmas and I am crazy for eclectic design. Vintage modern elements combined with glamour and style, this mantel works in harmony with an array of design details featured in this room. I hope you are enjoying your holiday decor as much as I am this season!

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  • Connie

    We have an artificial tree, but using real evergreen on our mantel gives the room the pine aroma I love. These mantels are wonderful.

    • Cathy from Adore Your Place

      That is always a great option using fresh in some areas. The quality of the artificial trees has come such a long way, Merry Christmas.

  • Ingrid from Vintage Victoria

    What beautiful inspiration.

    • Cathy from Adore Your Place

      Mantels are so much fun to design.

  • rita defusco

    Love the first Mantel design…so woodsy and simple Cathy!

    • Cathy from Adore Your Place

      Mantels are so fun to design Rita!