Chalkboards can hang over the mantel or, in this case, stand in for it entirely! This clever faux mantel wall hanging from designer Brian Patrick Flynn is a smart solution for apartment dwellers or renters.
This mezzanine boasts art and artifacts from around the world: a trio of hanging lead globes originally from a pawn shop sign, a carved alabaster light sconce c. 1920 and carved African doors hung as a sculpture on the wall. A leather settee provides comfortable seating.
A large piece of contemporary artwork hangs above a gas fireplace to help add height to this living space. The art differs in style from the heavy, hand carved mantel which is a nod to Mediterranean design.
This wine cellar has the look of old-world glamour with its dark wood cabinetry, exposed beams, brick walls and carved entry doors. A beautiful scrolled wall hanging is lit above the bar cabinets to complement the design.
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 opulent dining room incorporates purple and gold accents in its heavy drapery, unique carved dining room chairs, rug and wall color. A large glass chandelier hangs above an oval dining room table.
A rustic mantel shelf constructed from planks of real alder wood with a black finish sits on the wall above the cabinet. The attractive shelf offers display space for handmade, one-of-a-kind items found in Nordic countries, like a trio of hand-carved reindeer figurines.
Asian and Persian Touches in Simple Modern Dining Room
In this Asian-themed dining room, elaborated framed wall art is positioned along one wall, while the dining table is flanked by six carved wood chairs. A black iron ceiling light hangs above the table, which has as its centerpiece a glass vase holding lush greenery.
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.
This traditional living room features a gorgeous fireplace with a herringbone pattern interior. Multiple white vases sit on the mantel, and an interesting silver wall sculpture hangs above. French doors are on either side of the fireplace, flooding the space in natural light.