I despise accessorizing in 2 areas: bookshelves and mantles. They drive me nuts. They are often focal points of rooms, the first place your eye is drawn and I can't deal with the pressure of it all. Oh the problems of the OCD. I usually default to just copying what Pottery Barn does, or at least be inspired by something they have done, it takes away the mental strain. I really like this yummy, crisp little grouping they came up with here...so I took down the old family portrait that made me feel a little like an egomaniac and I scrounged up some candlesticks and got to work.
The topiaries used to stand alone on the mantle, and they looked alone. Now they have friends; a lovely mirror, painted candles (my most favorite accessory) and finials. It's crisp, it's non-committal, it's a lot of black and white, I like it.
Linking up with The Nester today for her mantel party!
PS- My fingers are struggling to type these words. I mean, can it be true? How can it be true? How can it be that after 3ish years of remodeling, we are done. Oh yes my friends, we are done. Inside and out. And anything that has taken so much of any humans time should be recorded for the sake of remembering why we will never do it again. You heard me cute carpenter...I said never! Please come back starting next week and join me for a look back at the insanity, the tears, the blood, the gnashing of teeth. There will be lots of pictures, lots of I wish we hadn't done that, and a lot of can you believe my husband built that?!?!? Maybe you will leave inspired or maybe you will just leave. Either way, I hope to see you again next week for a tour.