Home is Where the Hearth Is: Mantels & Fireplaces

Home is Where the Hearth Is: Mantels & Fireplaces

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Kim R. McCormick
Dec 2, 2011
Even though the hearth had been filled in, an original marble mantel is what helped seal the deal for me when I was house-hunting this summer. Now that it's cool outside, I've imagined how nice it would be have a functional fireplace. Landing a place with a century-old mantel was beyond my expectations, and having a functional fireplace would be total housing lottery jackpot. Mantels are great for their solidity and often their detail, and they help anchor any room. They'll fit with traditional or more modern styles, and as a built-in focal point they're a perfect place to start decorating. Shown Above: 1. Sweet William via Decor8 2. Elle Decor 3. Nancy Mims' Playful and Patterned Home 4. The Marion House Book 5. AB Chao 6. Design*Sponge 7. Tommy Smythe's Master Vignettes House Tour 8. Design*Sponge 9. David Coote 10. Elle Decor MORE MANTELS ON APARTMENT THERAPY Perfectly Paired: Mantels & BookshelvesHow To: Transform a Fireplace Mantel into a HeadboardTips for Hanging a Flat Screen TV Over a FireplaceBest of Fireplaces & Mantel DecorGood Questions: Neat Ideas for Non Operable Fireplaces? Images: As linked above.
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