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Modern Mantels For The Holidays

Anokhi DIY Culture & Lifestyle Home Space Nov 25, 2014

 

Here Are Some Tips To Add Oomph To Your Living Room

Decorate your house with beautiful mantels that add style and colour to your home making it très chic.

Some of us like to fill up our homes with festive accessories while others prefer the minimal approach. Designer Alison Milne offers up ideas that can be used for the holidays as well as all year-round.

Paloform, a Toronto-based design and fabrication company, in collaboration with designer Alison Milne highlight four different looks you can try involving the fireplace this season. Using fresh greenery with one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, Alison uses her design skills to create displays and sources custom art from local artists and pieces from retails such as MJOLK, ELTE, Klaus, and Avenue Road. Take a look.

Concrete Tiles, Chai

Instead of using a tree, create a unique style using birch branches and vases of fresh greenery to add a touch of warmth to your mantel, especially if it’s made from concrete tiles. You can juxtapose strong, prominent bold prints with warm, metallic tones for a warm environment throughout the year, which is the beauty of this technique that is not just holiday-friendly, but is something that can be used to create a contemporary look to any home or apartment that has a fireplace. (See the main image)

EcoSmart, White

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If your apartment is small, you can add seasonal colours to your mantel, which will add flair. Milne recommends stacked décor will add more height and depth to your mantle. One of her suggestions is to drape garland in and around tall vases to achieve this. This type of decoration is also not just seasonal but creates a warm and natural look to your living room with soothing colours and greenery to brace the cold weather in the winter.

Linnea Source, Dove

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Here, Milne offers a new idea to take the fireplace out of the living room. Breaking from the norm, she suggests that “surround a modern fire with monochromatic tones that evoke a sense of calm and welcome dinner guests to stay for hours.”

Concrete Tiles, Charcoal

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You can bring the outdoors in. In other words, Milne suggest for an outdoorsy look, you can “combine elements of nature for a look synonymous with rugged masculinity by stacking logs, layering animal hides, distressed leather, and wool; and incorporate raw wood and branches.”

Don't forget to share with us which look you love and why?

Source and images courtesy of Faulhaber Communications

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