A live-edge kitchen island in this contemporary home was the inspiration for incorporating live-edge wood in the living room mantel, a detail that links the two rooms together and adds a unique design to the home.
Architect Jeff Pelletier was able to utilize more than 60 percent of the original structure for building reuse, including the wood mantel, which adds warmth and character to the overall space. The design takes advantage of the high ceilings with shelves that climb the wall, providing extra storage for back-stock books.
Recycling isn't just for cans. This mantel and fireplace were designed and constructed completely from reclaimed wood, adding an element of comfort and drama, while staying consistent with the rustic, shabby chic feel of the space.
The natural look of the wood mantel in this living room pairs well with a rustic paneled mirror and a vase of sprawling branches. A gorgeous piece of white coral completes the look, adding a coastal touch.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines updated this double-sided fireplace by painting the brick bright white and adding a modern wood mantel. The adjacent dining area features floating wood shelves and a chalkboard wall for a cafe-like atmosphere.
This renovated ranch home by Atlanta-based Renewal Design Build sports a modern take on the conventional fireplace mantel. The mantel, custom built by Timberland Cabinets, is a splurge, but the white accessories stand out and can be copied for any budget. A single sprig in a pretty vase saves money over a full bouquet of fresh flowers.