Simple Autumn Mantle

 

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Autumn is my favorite time of the year.  I love all aspects of this yummy season.  I am trying to simplify all aspects of my life of late; especially in the decor I choose for my home.

I am fortunate to have two fireplaces/mantles in this house.  One resides in the family room and the other in my front living area.

With my mantra for this year (hopefully forever;) being “less is more” I came up with this simple, symmetrical mantle in my living room.

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For some reason I cannot quit symmetry lately!  I think it feels grounded and is always pleasing to the eye. Don’t you think?

The wall above the mantle has stayed the same for years….which translates to “I really love the composition!”  I fell in love with the Suzanne Kasler Atelier Antlers the minute I laid eyes on them and they have been a permanent fixture over my mantle for years.  These beauties easily transition from season to season effortlessly.  The wheat sheaves I made from long stalks that I cut down to a pleasing height. The sheaves add a nice warm texture to the mantle which paired nicely with the creamy white pumpkins.  Furthermore, adding my tried and true grosgrain ribbon in brown and white polka dots helped dictate the colors I used throughout the shelves flanking the mantle.  The gourd in the center has been around for quite awhile and is repurposed year to year.

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I let the mantle trimmings dictate the rest of the space, therefore I moved around some golden graphic pillows (which echo the color of the wheat sheaves) from another room.  I then added other quiet autumnal touches throughout which finished the room perfectly.

I am pleased this space doesn’t scream Autumn but rather quietly welcomes this spectacular season!

Do you change your mantle to match the seasons?  I would  love to hear from you!

 

~Marley~

 

 

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