Room of the Week: The Makings of an Elegant Mantel

Shop our staples to create a sophisticated mantel for your living room's focal point.

Stumped on how to style your fireplace? We’re taking a page from interior designer Joanna Gaines’ book to recreate her simple, yet sophisticated, fireplace design. Start with a crisp, clean slate and frame your hearth with a bright white mantel. Add interest with a bold trio of black ceramic vases and overflowing arrangements of fresh (or faux) boxwood stems. Dust off your book collection and repurpose hardcover classics to elevate and separate the foliage-filled vases. Our tip to achieve a clean, cohesive mantel? Be sure any mismatched or colorful spines face away from the space. Instead, display the books’ cream, ivory and warm white fore edges. The bound pages will create uniformity, texture and serve as seamless complements to the must-have, antique art that you (inevitably) purchase to hang above your hearth. Snag the sepia artwork and shop all the makings of an elegant mantel, in the links below. 

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