Hi Guys! I am so excited to share a little piece of our home with you! I love interior design ... my style is very modern, minimal and fresh! You can see my dream living room space here and a little bit more here :) I have always loved the beach and everything that comes with it. The ocean breeze, the sand, the colors and most of all, the memories we make being at the beach! My everyday style on our mantel is clean, a bit of color and breathable! We get a lot of natural light in our home and we just love it. It helps make our rooms feel bigger than they really are when you keep it simple and I am always about, less is more! I love pictures and have them everywhere ... it helps make a house a home (filled with memories). There is limited space on a mantel (usually) and the pieces I chose are bulky so I needed all of the space. Try hanging pictures on the wall to maximize your space, leaving you room for simplicity and more pictures. Vases are always popular especially with a little greenery. I used 8x10 size frames so they wouldn't get lost and creates a focal point for the room (and mantel).
When Wayfair reached out and asked to show how I would transition our mantel into Christmas I was SO EXCITED! We love Christmas and everything sparkly and traditional. I have loved the bottle brush graze the last couple of years! We have them everywhere ... bathrooms, Adie's room and even right now Hart (our Elf on the shelf) is riding along the side of them since she picked up her own tree for the holidays. I wanted to use our advent calendar on the mantel (keeping it away from little hands) this year which is shaped like a tree. Perfect! We mixed glittery, white and color which makes it feel so fun yet still really festive! I love the style of traditional but not always the traditional color. ;) I added a couple deer to our mantel, they just always remind me of Christmas time and go perfect with trees and our little ceramic white house. One of my favorite things to decorate with is garlands! They are a must, they just add that little something you need! I used white and charcoal grey glitter paper, cut out stars (thanks Twin) and sewed them to the length I needed. I also cut out triangles from white and grey felt paper and sewed them into a banner not in any particular order either. String them all together and its so fun!!! The felt ball garland is the perfect splash of color and it's my new favorite!!! We still have stocking to hang but I am thinking I might make it a new tradition to have my little people hang them Christmas Eve for Santa when we set out his cookies! This really is the most magical time of year and we are starting to deck the halls and counting down the days until Santa shows up.