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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
Growing up, the only time my parents’ mantel received any love or attention was during the holidays when we would cover it in garland and glittery decor. From January to November, however, it displayed the same pictures and the same candles. Has your mantel been feeling neglected lately? We’re here to tell you that you can (and should) update your mantel decor all year long. Dress it up for summer with these warm-weather ideas:
Even if you can’t have your toes in the sand or hear the ocean waves crashing, you can still bring a summer-inspired, coastal feel into your home and onto your mantel. This beachy display features all the elements of a mantelpiece reminiscent of the sea: driftwood, seashells, starfish, a nautical knot ball and a neutral, monochromatic palette ideal for summer.
Don’t limit your holiday mantel decor to just Christmas and Thanksgiving. Create a stunning display for Easter, Valentine’s Day and Independence Day, too. I absolutely love this stars-and-stripes-themed mantelpiece by Layla Palmer. It pulls in all the sea-inspired elements of summer with subdued and accented pops of red and blue. And the wooden, weathered flag is A-MAZ-ING.
Check out other ways to keep your mantel and fireplace the focal point of the room during the hot seasons with top tips, ideas and inspiration from HGTV.com.
Is your mantel a key feature of your living room all year long or does it often get lost in the background?
Tell us in the comments below!
We rarely talk about what to do with your mantel after the holidays. Yet, even when the fireplace is no longer in use, the mantel still remains a focal point in your interior. Here are some beautiful mantel displays that will remain glamorous even in the off-season.
Fire Up the Mantel
Alright. Lets go behind the scenes. Here’s how it all went down: Monday: we have a production meeting where I, little old Emily, tell everybody whats about to happen for the next 6 days (yes we shoot 6 days a week, nutso i know).
Look 1 or Look 2?