Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My most recent mantel makeover

Sitting on the living room couch a lot lately feeding baby Charlie has caused me to stare at our mantel and realize how overdue it was for a change.

So while the little one was napping, I freshened it up with a quick makeover using things I already had. 
I know, I know. "Sleep when the baby sleeps." 
I couldn't help myself though.

Here's what I came up with:

I wanted to keep the mantel simple and neutral (obviously!) with a hint of summer.

To the right, I put some peonies from my mother-in-law in a Pottery Barn vase we used as centerpieces at our wedding

The conch shell is one of my hints of summer.

The "S" book is from Anthropologie and can be found here.

On the left side, I have this silver Target lantern and sprig of greens cut from outside in a Pottery Barn vase also used at our wedding.

I pulled these summery books from our built-ins to raise the height of the vase.

And here's one more hint of summer. This coral was originally in our bathroom.
I love rotating things in our home and seeing how they take on an entirely new look in a different space.

To see other looks our mantel has boasted since living here, you can visit here, here, here, and here.

Thank you to Kristen from Ella Claire for choosing our nursery progress as one of her favorites from the May link party!

- Caitlin


  1. I love using white flowers around the house -- makes everything feel fresh and clean! the mantle looks great!

    x Lily

  2. Love this so much! Great job. I used to try to get all of my decorating and creative fixes when my kids were sleeping during the day, so I know exactly where you are coming from!


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