Wednesday, February 9, 2011

mantle inspiration

My first dream was to remove the tv and hide it away in a beautiful armoiredone.
Now my dream is to create a simple yet fabulous mantle-scape.
Here are some pictures that I found this morning. They're my inspiration!

Iris traditional living room

love the sconces and collection of white vases.

Mantle detail traditional family room

love the stacked mirrors, natural addition of willow branches, and antique books.


again, loving the double stacked mirrors.

pottery barn

love the mirror and addition of the glass hurricane.

not sure where I found this image

Love the different scale of the objects in that fall mantle.

From these photos it would appear as though I'm a fan of mirrors above the fireplace! I love how they add height and depth to the room. I plan on starting there and adding additional touches. 
My goal: at least 50% of the mantle decor will come from things I already own!

I'll be sure to keep you updated!


  1. I really love the symmetry of the first image. The Tracery mantle is nice too. I'll bet you will come up with something great Liz.


  2. Love them all! I always struggle with my mantel but I really liked the one with all the white vases, gives me an idea hmmmm!

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  4. I love the looks of those stacked mirrors! What a cool idea! Also, I wanted to let you know that I'm passing The Versatile Blogger Award onto you (looks like I'm not the 1st!!) Check my blog for details if you want to play along :)

  5. Beautiful images!! I like them all.


thank you for your sweet comments! i hope you enjoyed your time at a peace of home today.

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