The existing fireplace in this midcentury modern home was given a fresh update by painting the dull brown brick surround a bright, light-reflecting white -- an easy, low-cost update. A wooden mantel was added, making the space look fresh and modern without replacing the entire fireplace.
This transitional neutral living room features several custom and unique pieces such as the hand painted cabinet that sits in the corner against a rustic interior stone wall. An eclectic candle collection and ornate metal artwork draw focus to the white, traditional mantel that occupies the center of the room.
Could this den be any cozier? We think not! Custom built-ins flank the fireplace, giving the owners space for firewood on one side and a TV on the other. An oil painting of the family dog feels right at home above the mantel.
Black and white art gives a modern twist to the mantel display over this fireplace. Painted white brick, potted hydrangeas and a woven firewood basket create a textural mix to add intrigue to the simple look of the space. A small gray hearth is perfect for catching ash and wood and protecting the hardwood floor below.
In the study, the painted mantel blends seamlessly with the navy blue wall behind it. A trio of white sculptures arranged from shortest to tallest decorates one corner, and a vibrant green mirror hangs above.
To make the white walls of this modern space pop, designers painted the mantel black and used black accents and furniture for contrast. This additional color warms up this area and draws the eye to the mantel, which is the focal point of this space.
For a quick, easy update in a room that already has wood paneling and extensive beams, paint your mantel. This green mantel fits with the wall color and accessories such as a lamp and decorative pillow. The room is designed by Atlanta-based Cruickshank Remodeling.
Reclaimed barn wood provides the ideal accent for the white painted fireplace and gray mantel in this cottage-inspired living room. Custom cabinetry flanks the fireplace and carriage lights are installed above the mantel for a true design statement.