When decorating a room, I love starting with a fireplace mantel. It seems that if I get that right (colors, accessories) then the rest of the design decisions (furniture, lighting, etc.) fall into place. And if by chance there isn’t an existing mantel, well…I find a blank wall and put one there. :)
The images (above) are all from my series of ideas based on a single fireplace mantel.
Top row- Colorful Colonial, A Botany Lesson, Fall’s Bounty
Bottom row- A Swedish Holiday, Mister Moore, Going Dark
Others- A Novelty, Juxtaposition
(Photos & Styling- Martha Browne)