A Fun Spring Mantel W/ Cream and Khaki

March 31, 2012

I LOVE changing things around in our home!  I am amazed at how changing out the mantel for a new season or, moving accessories around from one room to another can give you a whole FRESH perspective in your house.  My dear mom is GREAT at this!  Growing up, she was always wallpapering a room, painting a room, making a new centerpiece for the table, spray painting anything and everything (ha!  She LOVES spray paint!) or a million other projects.  I am thankful to have been raised in a home where my mom was so committed to keeping our house fresh and seasonal.  Nowadays, I strive to do the same thing!

Take a look at your mantel today.   Don’t have a mantel?  Okay, what about a shelf or a book shelf?  Remove every single item and, start with a “blank slate”.  Look around your house for items that you can place, stack and create with.  Currently, I am really into the off balanced look.  This means, I have one set of “stuff” on one end of the mantel and, another set on the opposite end.

Keep in mind, you do not have to spend a single penny in order to give your mantel a WHOLE new look!  With my mantel….I did not spend even a $1.o0!  I reinvented a large bulletin board, purchased years ago from Ballard Designs.  I took every thing off of it, for a clean back board, on the mantel.  I went upstairs and “shopped” in the closet where I keep seasonal items.  Lo and behold, there was a cream wreath (I am WAY into cream right now!- light and bright, my goal).  I looked around my house for cream colored books and other light items.   I love how this turned out and, I am excited to share it with you!

I purchased the large white piece of coral online, I just Googled “white coral” (about a year ago) and, located the best price.  I found the tall white candles as pictured, at the dollar store.  The white pitcher is from Pottery Barn.  The wreath is one I have had for several years, bought it at a local home interiors store.  The books are from our collection.

What are you waiting for?  Design a whole new spring look for your mantel right away!  You will LOVE gazing at it as you walk around your house each day!

Living With Flair,



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  • http://letwhylead.com/ Erica {let why lead}

    It is lovely! I love the whites. It is springy and fresh but also original.

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