Since Sherri Shepherd has almost 12-foot ceilings, designer Michael Russo wants to make full use of the vertical space. He hangs ivory tulle panels and oversized gold ornaments with a champagne bow. HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes shows you how Russo achieves this look.
Wall art comes in all shapes and sizes, especially if it's a DIY project. This black-and-white piece is inspired by the pattern of an Ikea pillow and uses plywood and paint, by Allison Fannin of Two Thirty-Five Designs. Another affordable idea for a holiday mantel is to place extra ornaments in a glass jar. She also repainted the chair (an estate sale find) in front of the fireplace gold and recovered the cushion.
Make your mantel meaningful by displaying cherished letters and mementos. You won't have to buy artwork and don't need heavy expensive frames. Designer Thea Quillian helped Atlanta homeowners Karen Goeckel and Bill Goodman use high/low decorating ideas for their home, which was built in 1911 and has seven fireplaces. The black-and-white bride of Frankenstein photo also was a gift.
Cedar topiaries and a peace banner made from glittered cardboard letters make the mantelscape great for the holidays, but the display isn't so holiday-themed that it can't stick around all season. Mercury glass vases and candle holders are a sparkling accent to the natural elements
A flock of tiny owls nestled on a mantel brings a whimsical woodsy element and texture to a winter landscape above the fireplace. You even could leave up some of your greenery and berries for this post-holiday look assembled by Atlanta designer Ann Wisniewski.
A black-framed mirror, collection of black candlesticks and turquoise books create a decorative display atop this white mantel. Black and white patterned wallpaper bring the background to life for a cohesive and stylish design.
Blue-and-white ceramic pieces can give a mantel a country chic yet glam look, like this mantel decorated by Yuni Min. She centered the mantel with a tidy collection of her hardback books. When the pages face front, you don't have to worry about purchasing new books with pretty spines. The bindings bring a bit of color that tie into the pottery. Add a wreath over the mantel (Min made this one) adds more dimension to the focal point.
A mantel can be a revolving spot for you to display photos, books and accessories that you own and have scattered in other rooms. Dena Stormer stacked up photos and accessories on books for her latest vintage mantel decor, and don't forget about the space underneath the mantel. You can take an existing wreath that you used during the holidays, remove any seasonal elements and weave in leaves or fake flowers.
This fireplace mantel, decorated for winter, mixes different textural elements, including a wreath made of old sweaters, vintage bottles and a basket of antique fabric balls. A monogrammed plate adds a personal touch.
This asymmetrical mantel display has a lively vibe and message. You can find affordable letters at arts and crafts stores to create a word, such as "Joy," or phrase that's meaningful to you and paint the letters in a metallic or any color you wish. This room was designed by Julie Montgomery of Julie Montgomery Interiors as part of home makeovers for families by the nonprofit Dwell with Dignity Atlanta. The mantel previously held a mishmash of books and frames.
A large tile hearth top breaks up the white coloring of the base and mantel. Tiers create a layered mantel decorated with rows of pottery for a quintessential southwestern look. Tribal wall art adds a pop of vibrant color to mix with the muted tones and neutrals in the design.