mantel inspiration for the summer season.

ah, what to do with a cozy fireplace mantel in the summertime? looks to me like light locations has some nice ideas for summer-izing what’s normally the warmest spot in the house. perhaps the addition of a vintage mirror painted white to reflect back the big blooming branches you add to your favorite tall vase. add a few more white ceramics and boom — your mantel... 
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best of: simply styling.

belathée photography. sometimes simple just wins. have you ever heard that rule that says before you leave the house, take one thing off? i do this all the time, and i often apply that theory to interiors, too — because it works. i tend to want to add layer upon layer of styled objects, just like jewelry, so if i remove one accessory the room tends to open up and look... 
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make way for spring mantels.

spring is here and summer’s right around the corner, but it’s not as if you can just hide your fireplace mantel away until you need it again. it most likely still holds a pretty prominent place in your home and sometimes front and center. so its still got to look good while it’s sort of hibernating for the season’s warmer months. i recently shared... 
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the well-appointed mantel.

even these magazines look great stacked amongst personal treasures, via hello sukio. as we head into spring, these may be the last lingering weeks we’ve got to cozy up with a good book by the fireplace. but lit or not, fireplaces and the pretty mantels that frame them are still often the focal point of a room and proper care should be taken to treat them with the well-decorated... 
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Ode to My Deco: Mantel Mania.

In Numero Ocho of my Ode to My Domino’s My Deco, let’s get toasty! I recently purchased a vintage 1900’s Victorian fireplace mantel (yet to be installed in my bedroom…photos to come!) from Ohmega Salvage Yard in Berkeley. So, I’ve been hot on the hunt of just how to treat this faux fireplace. So, off I went to Domino’s My Deco Files in search... 
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