Design is in the Details: A Traditional Mantel

I always struggle with decorating my mantel in-between seasons, when I just want something simple and less accessorized.  I love the mantel in the Room of the Week. Two topiary + a large mirror = a simple, stylish and traditional mantel.

Simple Formula for a Traditional MantelSOURCE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

You can use the topiary to help set the mood of the room.  If you want a more formal look try a clean-cut boxwood or a wily rosemary or lime for a more relaxed mood. And, I think topiary are the one time where fake versions actually look ok, but there are plenty of live versions if you have a green thumb.

Here are a few of my favorites:

topiaries copySOURCES: olive| rosemary | live ivy | button leaf | preserved boxwood | lime | live boxwood | table

Do you have any topiary in your house? What do you think of the fake versions?

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4 thoughts on “Design is in the Details: A Traditional Mantel

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