A clever way to decorate a mantel combines hanging a mirror, then leaning a clock with an interesting face against it, like Michelle Mentzer of Miles Design Group did in this metro Atlanta home. To get a steal on vintage mirrors and clocks, hunt through ones that are stacked up at flea markets and antique stores, or booths at local antiques stores frequently drop prices on all items by 20 percent or more.
The creative clock above the mantel instantly grabs attention in this adorable living room. A pair of white built-ins flank the fireplace, and delicate patterned wallpaper adds depth to the space. A contemporary gray sofa is a comfortable and stylish addition to the room.
Inside a warm parlor, a chandelier illuminates a round dining room table with four chairs and floral centerpiece. A sitting area with sofa and pair of armchairs arrange around a glass coffee table, while a mantel clock rests above the fireplace.
To create a focal point in the home's spacious living room, she had the old, outdated brick replaced with Texas limestone, then, she and Chip installed a simple, wood mantle highlighted by a clock, silver candlesticks and red vases to add a splash of color.
A shabby-chic fireplace mantel is repurposed as shelf in this soothing blue and white bedroom. The mantel is lined with flowers and various accessories with a clock hanging above. On the bed, blue ruffled pillows complement the crisp white bedding.
Designers used the Flor carpet squares as a jumping off point for the space's color, bringing in a gray sofa and green armchairs to complement the carpet. A gray bench provides additional seating while keeping the room open to the entryway and dining spaces.
Across from an oversized gray plush sofa sits a white marble fireplace, the mantel of which is used to display a small clock and two decorative cat statues. Above the mantel hangs a framed print of the Marin Headlands and two wall sconces.
This tilted picture captures the sense of fun in this contemporary-meets-traditional chandelier. A "serious" base gets topped with striped shades, allowing the lamp to brighten any room, literally and figuratively.
In this living-room makeover featured on HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother, fish-scale tiles add texture to the neutral fireplace without overwhelming the transitional living room. A basket, glass vases filled with corks and a large decorative clock accessorize the mantel and hearth.
Charles Faudree designed this formal living room with its sumptuous Oriental rug and classic painting above the mantel. Masterful molding around the fireplace, doorway and ceiling is artwork in and of itself.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, upon entering this newly renovated home, guest find themselves inside this elegant, warm living room. A neutral color palette, high ceilings and plenty of bright, natural light make this space feel open, warm and inviting, while the natural stone fireplace and wood mantel draw the eye, creating a focal point in the space.
Prior to the renovation, the fireplace brick was a plain, drab color. Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri painted the brick and the mantel in bright white for a stronger visual impact. The firewood holder is a welded steel box with plates attached at the top and mid-point for structural support. An oversized wall clock is made from reclaimed wood, while a five-piece modular sectional sofa makes for a comfy spot to relax.