Back in 2011, I borrowed a friend’s home to create sixteen decorating ideas for a simple white fireplace mantel. Even after all those, I wanted to do more. I began searching for a similar mantel of my own. This past Autumn, Margot and I were antiquing in upstate New York and you’ll never guess what I found? :)
The new series will be different. If you remember, I was restricted from painting the mantel in the first series. Which was fine. It became the constant in the design equation. But with my mantel, I want to explore all sorts of other ideas. I’ll give you a hint. The operative word- COLOR.
(Vintage photos c. 1900-1940)