I've been searching Pinterest and blogs for ideas to style our fireplace mantle.
I am totally enamored by fireplaces in French apartments. The high ceilings, parquet floors and beautiful trim add to the allure.
I seem to be drawn to mantles that feature a mirror.
January / February 2013 - Lonny Magazine - Lonny
And then the decor is layered in front of the mirror, lavishly,
or as in this case, dramatically austere.
I was inspired by this mantle in the Parisan apartment we rented over the Christmas holidays.
What I really wanted was a mirror...just like the French mantles I admired. I finally found the right size mirror, with a style that made me happy. I added an antique urn with a plant, a tall, brushed metal vase for flowering branches and several pieces of raku pottery that I collected.
I love the way the mirror makes the space feel brighter and bigger and reflects the loft. It certainly is a work in progress but I think I'm on the right path.
I'd love your input.