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Mantle detail

A detail of the Family Room mantle from a lakeside home located in Auburn, Alabama.

[photo by Colleen Duffley]

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January 4, 2012
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Maybe Benjamin Moore hc82. Looks dull on paint chip but makes everything in the room look outstanding.
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im desperately trying to copy this look on my mantle. Where did you find the mirrors?
    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 12:39PM
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March 1, 2012
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Becky Harris added this to Sixteen Perfect Mirrors
This is some hot mirror-on-mirror action. Love it!
Becky Harris added this to Creating a Tablescape
Mirrors are always great over a mantle. I love the way they have propped several different mirrors together here.
Kit Pollard added this to Propped: When Not to Hang
The propped mantle-on-the-mirror is a classic—and with good reason. I like this version, especially, with its neutral colors and double mirrors.
Shawn Gauthier added this to Create Page-Turning Design with Books
Complete your mantle-scape with a stack of antique books. They add a sense of history and authenticity, plus they balance the remaining items on the mantle. Don’t have any old books? Check out your local flea markets or vintage shops. You can find them for a dime.
Lisa Frederick added this to Great Materials: Warm, Wonderful Pewter
This composition is as much about texture as it is about materials. The weathered look and heavy detailing of the pewter vase falls right in step with the books and mirror frames.
Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab added this to 7 Areas to Accessorize With Style
5. Mantels. Avoid the temptation to center one large picture or one large mirror smack dab in the center. Layer mirrors or pictures and you can manipulate a stack of books to just the right height to balance out an adjacent object.

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March 13, 2015
Mantle ideas
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March 12, 2015
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Brass and silver combo
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Mantle mirrors
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Layered mirrors on the mantle
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Simple, antique finds
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mirror in front of mirror
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paint color
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Just gorgeous
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December 17, 2014
aged look overlapping plain branches in the vase
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December 11, 2014
This type of layering is what I was envisioning on your mantel. A larger mirror with a smaller mirror or pictures and other items to tie it all together,
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November 28, 2014
Mantle arrangement
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mix of color textures
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old books
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old mirrors
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2 mirrors
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Mantle decorations
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mantle, layering
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Different framed mirrors with urn
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mantle decor
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valspars rope and benjamin moore hc82
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layered mirrors, books urn-cool
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Like the limbs in vase
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Mirrors are always great over a mantle. I love the way they have propped several different mirrors together here.
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Unique mirror placement...
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This is some hot mirror-on-mirror action. Love it!
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some kind of antique-like burnished textured bronzy mirror
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small books
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Mantle items
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May 29, 2014
I like the mantle scape that includes old books and mirror
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Layered mirrors
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Layered mantle
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Den mantle
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layered mirror
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Mantle idea
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old books mantle
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Like the double mirrors
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2 different framed mirrors
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Mantelpiece and vintage books
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Layered mirrors mantle
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mirror on mirror. Old frames
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Gray framed mirror
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the layering of objects
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mantle look
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Layered mirror look for mantle?
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Mirror and books
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Layered mirrored
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experiments with texture.
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Mantle styling
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Height with branches
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love the tone of this, and the objects themselves
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double mirror
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August 21, 2013
Love this mantle decor
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double mirrors
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mantel composition
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great idea
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vase of "sticks" on fireplace
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Layered mantle pieces
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Very nice.
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Mirror on the mantel.
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Mirror on mantle
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Old books on mantle
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Use a mantel shelf to display old mirror frames, books, etc in dining room
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mirror on shelf
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layered mantel
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Old mirrors
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mirrors on the mantel
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I like the mirror on top of mirror
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mirror over mirror
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More layered mirrors.
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Double mirror and sticks
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propped on mantle
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Living room?
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silver vase with twigs and books
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February 3, 2013
Love it
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Collage for lounge?
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Metallic framed mirrors on mantle
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like the mirrors, stacked books and twigs in front of mirrors
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Simplicity of things you collect and treasure...
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Stacking idea
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Mantle decorations
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layers are handsome
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Mirrors for mantle (layer)
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Mantel ideas - mirror collection with accents
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January 8, 2013
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January 7, 2013
A couple of mirrors with the picture you like resting in front of them
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Mantle - layering
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January 7, 2013
for the mantle
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Mirrors above fireplace
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Mirrors on mantle
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Mantel idea
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Like the mirror-on-mirror look
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Layering of mirrors on mantle
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Mir ror
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mirror on mirror
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Overlapping frames
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Vase with twigs
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Love it!!!!
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Fireplace setting
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mirror over mantel
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Mirror on mirror
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November 12, 2012
like the two frames
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pretty mantles
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Nice arrangement
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Mirrors leaning against each other on shelf
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mirrors for bedroom
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Pretty tablescape
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Like the color combo
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Propped mirrors
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September 24, 2012
Like the idea of having two different mirrors together
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