Did you know that you can spell them mantles or mantels? They are both correct. Most of my clients have a tendency to over-decorate their mantels. They feel like every square inch has to be covered, which is okay depending on what it is you are covering it with. Scale is everything. A few carefully chosen larger items are usually better than ten small ones.
Here are some before and afters:
Several years ago, a challenge presented itself. I was asked to re-decorate mantles in a fireplace store. Seven mantles in one afternoon. I had a budget of $200 (and I could use any items already there) and only had time to go to one store. My choice? Ross.
Here is the result:
It was so much fun! Thanks for letting me share them with you!
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