Mantlepieces are such romantic statements in a room, especially when they are as decorative as these two! I have collated a post before (see here) on the versatility of a mantle and I thought I’d put together these two images to inspire you further. I love the idea of using candles to replicate a fire.
If you’re lucky enough to have a beautiful fireplace and mantlepiece as a focal point in your home, use it to the best of it’s ability!
Use the shelf of the mantle to hold cute cards or invitations you’ve received, scatter candles elegantly along it or use it as a bookcase. The possibilities are endless. I love mantlepieces and fire places so much that I’ve got a Pinterest board dedicated to them!
Here’s a little inspiration for your own piece of mantle perfection…
This is the stunning home of designer, Erin Fetherston. Welcome.
Erin’s home is in New York and has drawn inspirations from her previous Parisian home, enchanted by a vintage charm. The flat has feminine touches, but combines modern and vintage beautifully. I love the luxurious fabrics used throughout her home and large windows that glow light into the apartment. My favourite rooms have got to be the bedroom and Erin’s dressing room – the perfect spaces.
Adding multiple narrow rugs to a hallway or corridor is a genius way of allowing the eye to work along the area to an eye catching piece. In this instance, the chair welcomes the viewer to the end of their journey. I love the bright, modern rugs and chair fabric as a contrast to the ornate and vintage details.