Sunday, March 23, 2014

Styling a mantle with lanterns and florals

Its that time of year when spring is approaching and we need a bit
of freshening up in our homes.  One easy place to start that makes a big
impact is the mantle above the living room fireplace.
The mantle can make or break a room! Its usually the focal point of 
any room that has one, and if you are lucky you can get away with just
changing the decor around a mantle to keep you in the style as the seasons change.
This home I am currently styling has a big open floor plan with high ceilings and a 
monochromatic neutral color scheme of mostly white, cream and grey.
Everything is over-scaled so to make an impact I kept it simple.
To soften the stone and the lines of the mantle I added a 
few different types of faux floral stems in white and tucked 
them around some different sized white washed lanterns with silver tops.
I found my florals and the lanterns all at my local HomeGoods.
The before photo of the mantle shows a restrained grouping of white vessels.
Its all a bit too shiny and hard between the polished granite surround and glossy mirror~
so enter the vines and florals to change that.
The simple addition of florals across the mantle softened the entire room. 
 The three lanterns in varying sizes make
 a nice cohesive arrangement with the florals 
woven around them.  A stone owl with a bit of faux lichen
 sits in the center, nestled amongst the vines.
These lanterns have staying power~when fall arrives the florals can be
changed out for an autumn leaf garland with berries.  When 
Christmas arrives, little white lights in a faux green garland 
would be very pretty and classic.
 Fill the lanterns filled with shiny silver ball ornaments
 and your mantle is ready for the holiday season.  
Who doesn't like things to be easy and chic?
The mantle is just part of this room that I am still working on.
 I will be back showing off more spaces in this beautiful home.
Follow along as I  accessorize it with items from
 HomeGoods and Maison Decor.


Note: This post is sponsored by HomeGoods Happy by Design Pinterest program.  
All designs and opinions expressed on my blog are my own.


  1. Pretty! So bright and fresh! I really love your trim and woodwork throughout.


  2. Beautiful, Amy! I love the added florals and lanterns.

  3. I love all of your beautiful decorations! The florals are a great touch!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  4. Amy, that looks absolutely FABULOUS! Wow! what a difference. Love those white washed lanterns too. Makes me want to run over to Home Goods right now to see if they have any left. I struggle with my mantel, it always ends up looking cluttered. This looks just amazing...


  5. its nice design decorate and paint color, its light is nice thanks for give me some ideas and tips.

  6. Beautifully done...the Lanterns are wonderful with the Silver tops/domes. It's all very 'fresh'...


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