Spring Mantel with Shades of Turquoise

March 27, 2012

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Last week here in Upstate NY, the weather was amazing and I soaked up every bit of sun I could get. Now it's a little chillier, but Spring and Summer will be here before ya know it! In the midst of the gorgeous weather, I took some time to put together my new Spring Mantel. Over the past few months, I have been introducing more cooler colors than the warmer colors that I've lived with for many years. So my latest mantel creation has a whole lotta turquoise, which is a beautiful and dynamic compliment to the burnt orange focal wall. Here it is... What do you think? Turquoise is … [Read more...]

Summer Mantel with Frappe Accents

June 1, 2011

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 lighter and summer-y! Just to give you a peak at what it looked like before ~ The fireplace wall is quite the focal point in my home.  The wall is a burnt orange hue (the pictures distort the actual color a bit - - it's not as bright in person), while the other walls in the room are cardboard … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Mantel Decor

January 20, 2011

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 don't usually change my decor for this somewhat minor holiday, but I had fun styling my home with a few homemade crafty creations! Earlier this week, I posted pics of some Valentine's ideas from other talented bloggers and I gave you a preview of the pillows (and now the mantel) that I pulled … [Read more...]