I can remember my very first NYC apartment. It was under 300sqft but a heavenly little space. My favorite part about the matchbox apartment was the fireplace. There is nothing more glamorous than a fireplace mantle in any living situation. Now that we are in the dead of summer and there is no chance or reason to fire it up, its a perfect time to add some personality and style to your mantle.
Here is a shot of mine when I first moved in. . .
This fireplace didn't actually work so I put in a mirror and a stack of magazines to give it some magic and energy. My black moroccan pouf was also a fabulous little accent.
How can you style up your fireplace mantle for Summer? Take a peek at some of these inspiring images.
As many of you know I am an avid antique shopper and I always love finding an empty and beautiful frame. I love the idea of layering a few to add some height to your mantle.
To give your fireplace some life add some greenery, palm leaves, succulents.
You can also display your favorite collectibles and artwork.
Throw in some pretty flowers and photos from your favorite Summertime vacation memories.
Books and magazines are always fireplace accents that work.
Do you have any ideas for updating your mantle this Summer?
Shop a few of my fireplace style picks:
all images via chic fireplaces