Mantel Update: The Winning Look

Thanks to all our readers last week who voted for their favorite version of my mantel. And the winner goes to . . . Look #2! Well, a refined version of it. Of course since I wrote the post, I’ve become more restless and have modified it a bit. Basically I’m deciding whether to go with more of a symetric look like my talented mother’s mantel, pictured below:

Eventually, I’d like to get something bulkier on each side, some kind of vessel to do the same thing. For now, this is what I’ve come up with:

So I’m going to go with either greens on both side, or just on the one. And, obviously, the branches used will change according to season. Stay tuned for the springtime version!

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About Cate

Cate is a former decorating editor of a shelter magazine based in Manhattan, who has recently moved from the Big Apple to Charlottesville with husband and baby. An interior design enthusiast, she enjoys all things aesthetic.
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