With summer time in full swing I thought it would be a good time to share the mantle. Try as I may, I always come back to a simple, not too busy look.
With the recent update of the family room and kitchen, I've added a more coastal elements to lend to a coastal feel to both rooms. When shopping my house for art to hang over the mantle my first thought this was not large enough. I knew that if I left it for a week it just might grow on me and it did. I love this piece of art! It was an anniversary gift about 2 years ago from the hubs, it reminded him of me and our boys at the coast. He is a keeper!
The pair of sconce that hangs above the mantle has been the bane of my existence since we moved in. They have limited what I felt I could do in design to the mantle. They were brushed venetian gold that frankly looked as if they needed a good scrubbing. Instead, they got spray painted. Now that didn't make me like them anymore but the color was more tolerable. My electrician husband...aka..Tom said I couldn't just take them down and cover the hole up so I've suffered. After the redo of this room I have decided to embrace those sconce and just "go with it."