14 Festive Fireplace Mantels for Fall

14 Festive Fireplace Mantels for Fall

Fall is a favorite time of year for me. Even though it's not technically a new year, with the kids returning to school, it feels like a new beginning. I treasure the breezy days of late September when we get to pack away the sandals and replace them with riding boots and polar fleeces. I enjoy … [Read more...]

Summer Mantel with Frappe Accents

Fireplace Mantel

After many months, the warm weather FINALLY made it's arrival and over the past few weeks, I've been sprucing up for summer.  One area of my home that I've been focusing on is making some updates to the fireplace mantel. With a few simple switches and a couple DIY projects, it's looking much … [Read more...]

Exploring the Fireplace and Television Debate

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When a fireplace is incorporated into a design, it's usually the focal point of the room, but then the question is asked, "Where will the TV go?". Will adding a television lessen the importance of the fireplace? At times, the fireplace and television are frenemies because they both struggle for … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Mantel Decor

Valenine-Mantel

This week has been very busy and I took on WAY too many projects!  One positive result = I have LOTS to share with you.  My main focus was to decorate for Valentine's (didn't I just un-decorate from Christmas??).  To be honest, I'm really not into Valentine's Day (doesn't everyone say that) and I … [Read more...]