I don’t have a mantel. I have kind of a fireplace stove thing in my living room in my tiny little cottage in the Hollywood Hills.
Since I don’t have a mantel, I really want one…a problem of mine…wanting things I don’t have!
Anyhooo…when I saw these images of these two mantels below…made me wonder what direction I would take with decorating a mantel if I had one. Would I go modern like the clean white and black look of the this first mantel below…or would I go more traditional with greenery and more of classic holiday look like the dining room photo at the bottom?
Which of these two mantels do you prefer? I think I’m leaning towards the more modern…love the little metal Christmas trees and the bit of silver sparkle…but I do like the warmth of the traditional mantel too.
Please weigh in!
P.S. Great dinner last night at Soho House with CM and JW. A fantastic time! Good to catch up in the middle of this hectic holiday season.
P.P.S. Happy 12/12/12!
Photos: Line Klein; Michael Graydon