The mantel: It's the centerpiece of the holiday season, the place where stockings hang, cozy fires roar and cards from your nearest and dearest sit like sprinkles on a cupcake. In honor of this festive architectural accent, we've rounded up a few of our favorite mantels from house tours past.
Check out our picks, and don't forget the best way to decorate the top of the mantel: holiday cards from Cardstore!
1. Adam's DIY Ode to Ornamentalism. This mantel is jam-packed just enough with quirky antiques.
2. Deirdre's Classically Elegant Brooklyn Brownstone. The sleek accents contrast the warm wood of this classic fireplace.
3. Andi & Dean's Modern Meets Victorian. The sky-high mirror and family of blue ceramics are perfec