Bright whites and simple natural elements dress up this winter mantel display . Terra-cotta pots painted in metallic colors add shine, as do the glitter highlights on pine cones gathered from the woods. Candles and lanterns provide a warm glow, great for cold winter nights.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah tied in the blue and green tones of her client's favorite color, turquoise, in the living room's decor. Bright green cymbidium orchids are a bright contrast against the striped turquoise wallpaper of the fireplace surround. Sarah also added gray and dark blue flower vases and white photo frames to balance the wallpaper's bright, saturated hue.
To create the perfect mantel, Barnhardt says to take down everyday mantel decorations, including any framed prints. Hang a fresh evergreen wreath and then gather items from around your home that coordinate with each other. For example, she collects any porcelain and pottery with a green glaze displayed throughout her home and creates a vignette on the mantel by filling the pieces with fresh holly and white pine. Add favorite ornaments or safely place candles for a warm glow to complete the display.
This neutral dining room features an eclectic mix of decor, including a tufted yellow armchair, colorful throw pillows and a metallic modern chandelier. The traditional fireplace boasts a wooden mantel and built-in mirror, while purple wine glasses and a green vase decorate the dining room table.
To save green on greenery, Atlanta designer Devon Garner says artificial palm stems are a great choice on a mantel because of their height. You only need a couple palms to make an impact. She pulled together a painting from a discount home decor store and urns priced at 50 percent at a furniture store for this rustic fireplace decor.
Living room furniture, including a sofa and pair of chairs, has been oriented toward a white marble fireplace. Above the fireplace mantel is a dry erase board and autumnal decor, including several silver pumpkins.
A fireplace is decked out for Christmas following the nautical theme of the living room's decor. Maritime flags and rope dress up the greenery garland on the mantel, while navy blue and red striped stockings suit the American flag artwork above.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah aimed to create a rustic, refined feel in this multi-purpose basement family room. She chose a soft gray wall paint and Brazilian slate floor tiles to complement the home's original stone fireplace. Functional decor such as built-in cabinets and chic metal kindling bins make for a space that is gorgeous yet practical for a growing family of four.
A metal piece frames the fireplace creating a fireplace surround and mantle storage. Gorgeous white walls and white ceiling beams are echoed with a white sofa and white chairs with wood top for a bright look. A rug, drum set and wall art add blue color accents to the room.
A built-in table extends from the wood paneling for a simple and stylish corner display. A potted plant adds natural color and works with the framed quote to decorate the space. A stacked rock fireplace surround creates a texture contrast to the smooth surroundings.
A black ventless gas fireplace was made more dramatic with a whitewashed porcelain tile façade in a brick pattern that spans from the floor almost all the way to the ceiling for a clean and modern look. A flat-screen TV with art mode that allows viewing of beautiful works of art placed above the fireplace has a customizable walnut frame that adheres with magnets and helps the TV blend with the rest of the room's decor.
The sunroom features painted brick floors, unadorned windows and a rugged fireplace surround. A mixture of rustic decor and tropical furniture creates a down-to-earth aesthetic that is perfect for this relaxed space.