Ok so Kari & Kijsa are hosting a Mantel 101 Party. I so wanted to be a part of it but have a real mantel nightmare going on!!! So instead I was going to just sit on the sidelines and be inspired as to how to really improve my mantel decor. Then I thought why don't I join in and maybe get some inspiration and some help. So here goes.
This is the fireplace and mantel. These are my thoughts. The brick, while beautiful, is so overwhelming. I am thinking a huge mirror to really play the brick down. I am also thinking of painting the mantel bright white to go with the almost hidden molding and my wall unit. I want to incorporate that clock, as it was a gift to my father by my late grandmother and now gifted to me. I am not crazy about the very odd candle sticks but my extremely sweet and wonderful hubby gave them to me many years ago. He does not give gifts of decor so it makes them all the more special. They don't have to go on the mantel but if they can that would be nice. So tell me what your thoughts are and how would you improve this spot. Oh and as for the firebox area, we don't know if we are going to leave the wood burning stove part or not. If we do, we will freshen up the black.