My Winter Fireplace Mantel And Hearth
It seems like a lot of people like to let the spaces in their home breathe a little after all of the Christmas decoration overload comes down. I think that I fall right in with that crowd. My Christmas mantel and hearth was loaded with stuff over the holidays, so I was more than ready for a serene look to carry me through winter.
Maybe you saw this sneak peek that I posted on Instagram last week. BTW – I’d love for you to follow along with me there, if you don’t already. Just click HERE.
The wood and metal piece, that I hung above the fireplace last year, has turned out to be a great purchase for me. It works well as a really good backdrop for just about anything. I get asked about this piece a lot. I got it at Kirklands – click HERE for the link to it.
This time of year the woods around my house are filled with evergreen pines, bare branches and pretty pinecones, so that’s what I took my inspiration from. Instead of a wreath, I tied together two sprays of faux pine branches and three ginormous pinecones with jute twine. The black and white piece of ribbon gives it a nice little pop.
An oblong planter from my stash, is filled with candles and more bits of faux greenery.
I kept the shutters in place that I used for Christmas and added two urns that I purchased at the Pottery Barn Outlet last summer. I’ve been itching to use them! They’re filled with white branches from my Christmas foyer and sticks that I cut from some trees around my yard.
Down on the hearth, I placed two chunky white candlesticks that I purchased on the same trip to the PB Oulet. Oh, dear I love that place. The candles have a little jute twine wrapped around them and I added a small twig wreath around each one for added texture.
On the other side of the hearth, I filled a basket with more faux greenery and ginormous pinecones. And a wire basket filled with skeins of yarn adds a bit of coziness.
In spite of the breathing room that I left on the mantel and hearth, the whole area feels cozy to me by the time that throws and pillows are thrown into the mix.
How about you – do you like to let your house breathe a little after the holidays?
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Yes, I do! I waited weeks before I put anything back on the mantle. Love your den, it is beautiful!
Thank you so much, Mary!
I love the light happy winter look. Winter in Ohio has been really drab this year and this brightens up the area and still have the coziness. I just love it.
Love your decorating! Can you tell me where you purchased your metal tea light houses please. I’m in Australia and having so much trouble trying to source these. Have been wanting a display of these for years! 🙏🥰
My apologies for not replying sooner! I’m having a technical difficulty that’s been preventing from being notified of new comments. Those little houses are actually ornaments that I purchased at At Home. I’m sorry, but I can’t provide a link to them for you.
I’ve been surfing your blog for the past few hours for decorating tips and inspiration. We built our house in 2006 on the east coast of FLorida. It’s time to redecorate. I hired a decorator the first time around, but it was very pricey at $70 dollars an hour. I decided to try it myself this time. I’m so overwhelmed about this project. Where do I begin? Painting the walls? Most of my furnishings are To mmy Bahama which will stay,as well as the custom woven woods window treatments. I wish I had your talent in putting things together. Your home is gorgeous! Can you give me some advice?
Hi Nancie. I TOTALLY understand feeling so overwhelmed! Here are is how I tend to approach decorating: 1) Know the overall feel that I want the house to have so that all of the rooms will flow together. I don’t want farmhouse/rustic in one room and totally modern in another. I’ve been very unsuccessful when I’ve tried to work on my whole house all at once. I have to take it one room at a time or else no rooms ever get completely finished. That doesn’t mean that I don’t make an exception if I happen to run across the perfect thing for a room other than the one I’m currently working on though. 2) If you’re changing the color of your walls, I recommend waiting to choose paint until the fabrics and rugs have been chosen. It’s easy to get paint in nearly any color, but it’s not so easy to buy fabric or rugs to go with paint. 3) Before I decorate, something has to inspire me. It could be a fabric, images from Pinterest or magazines. It sounds like you already have some inspiration in the form of your furniture and window treatments. Have you tried doing a search on Pinterest for “Tommy Bahama decor”? Hope these tips help!
can you please let me know where you got that cute little blu table next to the chair?
Hi Julie. I’ve had that little table for years! It used to be olive green with gold colored accents. I painted it with ASCP in Napoleonic Blue a couple of years ago.
Yes…I have to let things breath after the holidays! But, quite frankly, the older I get…the more I put away…and keep away. Your room is lovely…just the right amount! Light, open…yet cozy! Looks like the perfect place to while away a few hours with a good book! 😉
Thank you, Donnamae! It does make a good place to read or just cozy up by the fire with some Netflix on my laptop. 😀
Love your blog!!
You have great decorating taste.
Thank you so much, Rebecca!
Hi Suzy, I’ve followed your blog for a long time. I absolutely love the colors in this room. Would you mind sharing what color of paint you used? It is neutral, but very warm. Love the blue you used for spots of color.
Hi Marty. We used Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige. Nice to hear from you!
Hi, can you please tell me where you got your woven woods on your French doors? I have the same doors and your woven woods are just what I’m looking for. Your home is beautiful!
Thank you so much, Charlotte! I got the woven wood blinds at Home Depot. I thought they were very affordable and were already sized for a french door, which was nice.
Hi Suzy, I love everything about your room and all of your decorating! Would you mind telling me where you got your short curtain rods and how long they are? I have been looking for some without buying and cutting off, but may have to.
Thank you, Shelley! The curtain rods are actually made from a wood dowel – the kind that you use in a closet to hang clothes from. I ramped them up a little with some gray paint. I think I have them cut at 24″.
you have wonderful taste and a real flair for putting together a room. I’ve loved looking at some of your other posts too. I’m much more minimalistic but I can still appreciate a beautiful collection of items grouped tastefully!
Thank you so much, Leanne!
I found on Best of Blogosphere.
I love country houses. =)
Your mantle is beautiful! I love the grey and neutrals.
Thank you, Kati!
Really pretty. I love the colors in this lovely space.
Thank you so much, Terry!
This is absolutely gorgeous! Everything about it is light and airy, yet warm and cozy. And yes, I do feel like the house needs to “breathe” after the Christmas decorations come down, but unfortunately I have taken that a little far this year and have only put a few things back up. You have inspired me to get things back together. 🙂 (Oh, but first I may have to go to Pottery Barn… 🙂 )
I can totally relate to putting too much away, Wendy. After Christmas is over, I just want to get rid of it all! LOL I’m hoping to make the trek to the PB Outlet that closest to me in early March. Hope they have some treasures then!
Very pretty Suzy! Love all the white and natural elements you used.
Thank you, Brittany! Hope you and your family are doing well!
Your mantel is great. I particularly like the galvanized steel container you are using for your greenery. I love vintage metals more than, well almost anything.
Thank you so much, Jenn!
I absolutely love this…it’s so simple and elegant! I’ve chosen this post as one of my features for tonight’s Share The Wealth Sunday (and you’ll be featured on my FB page as well)! Thanks again for sharing your awesome ideas! xoxo
Oh goodness – thank you, Lisa!
What a comfortable and cozy area! I do love the wood and wire piece above the fireplace. I love putting the holiday decorations away and having a nice uncluttered space. Thanks so much for linking up with us at the Best of the Blogosphere. We would love to see you back to share another post tomorrow!
I know just what you mean – I need a little breathing room after all the holiday decorating. Thanks for posting this gorgeous idea – it’s a breath of fresh air! Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday! Hope to see you next week!
I love your mantel- it looks absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for linking up to the Handmade Hangout! I’ll be featuring these on my blog (occasionallycrafty.com) when the new linky goes live at 6pm ET. I hope you will stop by and link up again!
This is gorgeous! I can never figure out what to do with my mantle so I just put my nativity scene on it. Thanks for sharing with Saucy Saturdays! I am pinning for next year!