Welcome to another Project Design: Fall Mantel decorating ideas with Cindy, Annie, and three other fab stylists: Shelley from Crazy Wonderful, Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles and Karolyn from The Relished Roost. So happy you are here! If you have a television on your mantel, you are in luck as so do some of these ladies.
I started our Fall Mantel decorating one way and then changed it, so I’d love to hear which one you like best! The two items that remained the same are the gilded mirror from Anthropologie and the fireplace screen that I got at an antique shop in Provence. The fireplace is original to our 100-year-old apartment in San Francisco. You can see more of our apartment here.
A. Vintage Style Mantel
To start, I recommend taking everything off your mantel and putting it on the floor or table. Then start to layer accessories. I like symmetry but to some asymmetry is more intriguing.
I used vintage crocks from France with books, flowers, and newer candlesticks.
These are antique engravings that I bought in Paris years ago. Check out the view of Alcatraz Island (similar to our vantage point from our apartment)…sure has built up since then!
B. More Modern Style Mantel
Using this black and white print inspired a black and white theme (except for the sunflowers from Trader Joe’s).
Along with Serena and Lily candlesticks and black candles from Pottery Barn (but I don’t recommend them as they dripped a lot).