If you've pinned your fair share of feathery juju-hat wall hangings, but if you're looking for something slightly less expensive and a bit different, then allow us to introduce you to our latest obsession. Tiffanie Turner's larger-than-life chrysanthemums are $299 each and capture a similar texture, only with paper petals instead of feathers. We love how romantic yet avant-garde these big blooms feel! Which would you rather hang: feathers or flowers?
Just because the weather is cooler doesn't mean you have to give up your dreams of a garden! We love this idea of topping a mantel with a piece of plywood and populating it with cacti in terra-cotta pots. The effect is halfway between a desert-scape and an art installation, but it soothes our itchy green thumbs. Cacti are a good choice for this project, since they are hardier than many other plants. But be sure to keep an eye on their water levels — proximity to the fire will make them dry out quicker! Pick up a variety of terra-cotta pots and differently shaped cacti, and you have an easy DIY that will bring a little of the outdoors in this Winter!
If you think a beachy bungalow only belongs in the warmest of seasons, think again! While white walls lay a crisp and cool foundation, it's the accessories that really mark the season. Earthy elements like a sheepskin throw, antlers on the mantel, and logs just waiting to be lit all signal that there is a chill in the air.
Looking to strike a seasonal balance in your own bright and sunny abode? Shop these accessories for a look that bridges the gap between warm and cool!
- Beach photography ($49): A beach photograph is a nice reminder that Summer will come again soon.
- Antler Frame ($10, originally $20): If you love the antler trend but don't want to fully commit, consider a more subtle approach with a frame or two!
- Brass candles (similar look $60): Add these candles to a mantel or console for a sleek, metallic touch.
- Butterfly Chair ($64-$99): A butterfly chair with a fuzzy sheepskin throw is the way to get cozy this Fall.
- Wood logs ($21): Even if you don't have a fireplace, wood logs can be displayed in a basket for a rustic vibe.
- Round rug ($599, originally $699): For a mod look, layer a few circular rugs to bring warmth to wood floors.
- Bright shade ($58-$78): Use a lampshade to add a pop of color to a mostly white room.
- Ceramic vase ($22): A matte ceramic vase is a minimalist detail that looks good with or without flowers.
Whether it's woodburning, gas-fueled, or even candlelit, the first fire of the season is always exciting. We've rounded up our favorite fireplaces nestled in sleek cabins, glass-framed spas, cozy restaurants, and more. Keep reading to see the fireplaces we wouldn't mind curling up in front of this season.
My kids are in a Halloween frenzy, and it's rubbed off on me! Instead of hosing down the house with generic store-bought decor, we're focusing on a few spaces, using DIY projects. The mantel is one of the easiest places to showcase a new holiday.Keep reading for another cool Halloween mantel decorating photo
Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that just makes me smile, so I thought I'd bring a little of that happy feeling into our home this year with a mantel update. I just adore typography so what better way to show my love.
Typography, oh how I love thee...let me count the ways...
- The "I love you" heart print is from The Love Shop
- I received this gorgeous illustrated card as a gift with purchase from Eva Juliet. I usually craft my mister's Valentines so I thought the card would make a cute framed print.
- The XO were scores from the Michael's dollar bin.
- The February print is part of a leftover letterpress calendar I purchased a couple years back from Orange Beautiful.
For more photos of this space, visit my blog Love & Lace.
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If you have a fireplace in your home, your mantel is a perfect place to bring some Halloween spirit into your home. From Fall-themed displays with pumpkins and gourds to spooky arrangements with cheesecloth cobwebs, bats, and spiders, I have plenty of decorating inspiration for your Halloween mantel this year. Let's take a look!
One day, I'd love to own an old Victorian home with historic details like parquet flooring, crown molding, and intricately carved fireplaces in every bedroom. Unfortunately, you can't always get what you want — especially in a rental — so the only alternative is to fake it 'til you make it.
I love how Spanish designer Diego Ladino gave Mezzogiorno Restaurant in Madrid an age-old look by simply setting a beautifully carved fireplace mantel against an exposed brick wall. To keep it from looking bare, he added a vignette of antique prints on top and installed a chic sconce above it to light the area.
You can head to a local architectural salvage shop or scour antique fairs for a similar piece. Or, you can even order one online; Olde Good Things has a great selection of mantels to shop, including marble, wooden, metal, and stone mantels. Take it even further and scoop up a set of andirons to set in front of your new focal point. No one will even notice if any embers are burning!
After taking down the Christmas decorations, I was left with a bare naked mantel. I wasn't ready to put away some of my favorite DIY Christmas Projects, so I repurposed them into a wintry mantel! So warm and inviting, but also cold and snowy . . . perfect for the season! I shopped my house for all the Winter accessories.
Have you created any Winter vignettes lately? Be sure to share your photos in the Lovely Little Vignettes group!