Update: Congratulations to Susan, from Georgia, on her Pottery Barn win!
How are you enjoying our Home for the Holidays series so far? This week, our main theme was how to decorate your fireplace and mantel. The projects that the Design Happens and Made + Remade teams put together for this holiday blog franchise are just stunning — and easy! for those of you who think you can’t make anything (you really can!).
We hope these ideas are inspiring you. Stick with us in the coming weeks, we have tons more exciting and beautiful ideas to share.
What have we, along with our friends at DIYNetwork’s Made + Remade shown you so far? Well, let’s recap:
Our Inspirational Moodboard
Create a Festive and Glowing Fireplace (Without the Fire!)
Make Your Own Funky Stockings
Dress Up Your Holiday Party Invitations
Dining Table Moodboard
Food and Dessert Table Moodboard
Weekday Crafternoon: DIY Wood-Burned Cheese Board
DIY Felt Ombre Trees
How to Style Your Bookshelves
How to Make Leather-Wrapped Books
Now to our giveaway! Cozy up by your fire this holiday season with a couple of ivory ski-lodge worthy pillows from our friends at Pottery Barn. Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win. This giveaway’s question: Are you hosting a holiday party this year? Tell us what plans you’ve made.
You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9:00 a.m. ET on November 15, 2013 and 12:00 p.m. ET on November 18, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of the prize: $200.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932
Our friends over at DIY’s Made + Remade are sharing the designs that five bloggers were invited to submit for their HGTV Holiday House Mantel Blogger Challenge. Check out the impressive ideas here and offer up your favorite look.
Ellen Foord’s Coastal Fireplace Mantel
Autumn weather is right around the corner, and I can’t wait. Fall has always been my favorite season, and I plan to spend most of the next few months enjoying the beautiful outdoors. I’ve been toying with the idea of building a fire pit in my backyard to enjoy with friends and family, but after seeing this awesome fire pit globe, my fire pit standards may have been raised. It’s just so cool!
I don’t know about you, but this gloomy weather has many of our editors ready to go into hibernation (the rest are still bright and cheery from their encounter with Color Splash superstar David Bromstad).
January may leave your home feeling a little cold and empty, so what better way to add warmth to your home than by lighting a beautiful fire?
If your fireplace has gone untouched this season, never fear. As long as you’re prepared, starting your own fire is just one flick of a match away.
Get Fired Up
Brrrr! I really could have stayed in bed a few more hours this morning, how about you? Mondays are always a little bit rough, especially in the cooler seasons, but I have a cozy board for you all this week that will warm you up from head to toe.
Cocoa :: Cozy Bedroom :: Socks :: Tray :: Fireplace :: Baby :: Cat :: Blankets
How do you stay warm in the winter? Light up the fireplace? Snuggle up with pets? Make homemade cocoa? Tell us below!
Come back every Monday for an inspirational mood board. Miss a day? See all the posts here.
You chose correctly if your answer was B. The green pillows and patterned chairs bring life to this spacious, mostly-white living room.
SEE ALSO: Before-and-After Fireplace Makeovers
We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Jessi is the winner of an HGTV journal. Congrats!
Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space and for a chance to win an HGTV goodie.
Several of you correctly chose option B. The ornate fireplace is a stand-out feature in this Mediterranean-inspired living room designed by Ashley Astleford.
Browse Through Mediterranean Living Rooms in Designers’ Portfolio
Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.
Think you have an eye for design? Let’s find out! Each week we will feature a designer’s photo that has one key component hidden from your view. Will you be able to correctly choose the image’s missing element?
From the options below, which fireplace belongs in the living room above? Type A, B or C in the comments and we’ll reveal the correct answer tomorrow.
Click Here to Get the Answer
Call me old-fashioned, but I never thought of Halloween as a very mantel-y holiday. Christmas, natch. New Year’s Eve, or perhaps a romantic Valentine’s Day, sure. But Halloween? Not so much, until I saw this darling fireplace on Blue Eyed Yonder.
I see my new favorite Halloween element, silhouettes, in a prominent place, and the bunting is bang on-trend, too. But filling the fireplace up with wood is an especially nifty trick that turns the whole thing into a real treat for me.
Remember last year when I returned home from San Francisco to a newly unearthed fireplace? It’s been nearly twelve months, but we finally finished the room! I’ve got a feeling you’re going to love our new Swedish dining space:
A few notes about the space:
1. You may or may not recall our former faux grandfather clock decal. After we lived with the clock for a few months, we realized that although we love our sweet decal, it was far too Victorian for the rest of our home. You win some, you lose some. In this case, we had to lose the decal to win our new DIY plywood clock. I’d say we came out on top!
2. We chose a FLOR rug design* (this one!) because we installed FLOR carpet tiles in the rest of our home and they’re the easiest things to clean in the entire world. Perfect for a dining / entertaining area and an accident prone female (read: me).
3. That super modern pendant you probably fell in love with in the video? You can score your own at Iacoli & McAllister. I highly, highly recommend.
As always, I’ll be hanging out in the comment section if you’re wondering where we purchased anything else! See you next week!
DISCLAIMER: The custom rug shown in the above video was provided to me by FLOR for review purposes only. I was not paid to promote or endorse this product and all thoughts and ideas are truthful and reflect my opinion alone.