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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Coastal-Inspired Mantel

My sun room mantel is always changing.  The only constant is the vintage Greek Key mirror which, for me, provides a perfect backdrop for my re-decorating compulsion.
I decided that the container filled with shells and painted Harry Lauder Walking Stick branches would look very good reflected in the mirror. So, I moved it from this mirrored table.



And, I placed it on the mantel with some other coastal accessories.




To complement the vase and branches, I used my Zgallerie faux coral, some antique leather books, and also my Pottery Barn platter.  I love the way my bamboo chandelier and my pull-down classroom shell map reflect in the mirror.



I think the covers of the leather books have a sea life/sea creature look.




In front of the books are some weighted tassels.
Up-side down and cascading they remind me of an anemone.




And you know I have a chair obsession.
These bamboo Chinese Chippendale chairs are one of my favorites




I can't forget the book with the coral on the cover on the Asian chest.
I like the cover as much as the images inside.



So what do you think about the sea life inspired change up?

FYI, this  mantel was featured on Apartment Therapy.

Kathy








4 comments:

  1. Love it! Great that you chose faux for the coral. Z Gallery is awesome. Fabulous plate too (Pottery Barn?). And of course Cabinet of Natural Curiosity! Check out this post, you might like it!

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  2. Love your new mantel - the red faux coral really looks divine.

    Have a fabulous weekend.

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  3. Kathy, I think the new mantel display is gorgeous!! I love the faux coral and the branches painted red. Beautiful! Thanks for linking to my party. xo, Sherry

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  4. I'm visiting today through Layla's Summer Mantel Link Party!

    I love your mantel - the red is gorgeous!

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