Glenn Gissler Design
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Glenn Gissler Design contemporary living room

Glenn Gissler Design


This photo has 3 questions

claire wrote:
Is the mantle/surround wood or stone? Thank you
     Comment   November 17, 2013
amytesch wrote:
How was the mantel painted and what colors were used?
   Comment   October 16, 2012
kjpete wrote:
Who is the manufacturer of this mantel? Thank you.
   Comment   August 16, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Everything about this living room shouts "classic," except the art wall, which whispers "unconventional." I love the formal framing of informal sketches, which elevates the art and smooths the transition between abstract art and a traditional room.
Cate West Zahl added this to Decorate With Artful Leanings
Instead of centering the larger scaled piece of art of the mantel, the designer here decided to hang it off-center. This allowed for another piece of art to lean against the mantel to the right. The layered effect looks quite sophisticated, and makes the room feel less formal than it would with just one piece of art over the mantel.
An obvious choice above a mantel is a mirror. But for a more laid-back feel, hang a large piece of artwork off-center and lean a smaller frame against the wall. This uncontrived setup brings a sense of informality to an otherwise formal space.More:A Gallery Wall for Every Personality
On its own, each of the works above the mantel would be too small to fill that slice of wall. The solution? Elevate one, then prop the other to create a sense of motion and even out the visual weight.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

mmbdcb317 added this to family room addition
6 hours ago
Old world look
nacollett added this to fireplace reno
7 hours ago
Black floor, low profile
lightandwindow added this to mantels
23 hours ago
i like the mantel idea
cantinjulie added this to foyer
last Friday
Sides narrow
galatit added this to galatit's Ideas
last Friday
Fireplace mantle
janisdza added this to janisdza's ideas
last Thursday
Amy Jacobson added this to amy_jacobson7454225's Ideas
last Wednesday
Art displayed
dawnrmorgan added this to dawnrmorgan's Ideas
April 9, 2014
Ana Stagnaro_Wendel added this to living room
April 8, 2014
Balance of artwork on mantle
Redman Design Studio added this to living spaces
April 8, 2014
stanid added this to Kitchen
April 8, 2014
table with chairs
Karen Alpert added this to family room
April 6, 2014
Love these chairs
Rae Brooks added this to Fireplace surrounds
April 4, 2014
different but clean lines
jtehan added this to jtehan's Ideas
April 3, 2014
Drawing room chairs
Brittany Williams added this to kitchen
April 3, 2014
Khaki chairs
rebeccabu added this to rebeccabu's ideas
April 1, 2014
Shallow depth, rounded edges.
Sally Cheung added this to Fireplace Mantle
March 30, 2014
Simple but makes a statement.
joydryden added this to Living Spaces
March 29, 2014
Art and bookshelves.
lebenben added this to Living Space
March 28, 2014
art and comfort
roxytars03 added this to roxytars03's Ideas
March 24, 2014
juliakent added this to juliakent's ideas
March 22, 2014
Two images.
jnvarley added this to Living room
March 19, 2014
Nice mantel (shape and color). A little too formal.
jmaltais169 added this to river dreams
March 19, 2014
Shaden Khattab added this to shaden
March 19, 2014
emilyguenzel added this to fireplaces
March 16, 2014
molding of mantel, and shelf, size, mantel arrangement
vispres62 added this to Love Those Details
March 9, 2014
Great Fireplace surround
looobylooo added this to looobylooo's ideas
March 6, 2014
fengrui added this to fengrui's Ideas
March 5, 2014
这个有家庭气息,实用,mei guan
ergys added this to ergys's ideas
March 5, 2014
Zach Perrine added this to zach_perrine's Ideas
March 5, 2014
Great everyday living room that can be elegant but could easily be changed out: neutral colors in furnishings and accessories with pops of reds and organs and use of simplified and streamlined feels a Mediterranean vibe
donbrady added this to Art on Mantel
March 5, 2014
Dark gray stone mantel. Looks OK?
nellborg added this to fireplaces
March 3, 2014
Recessed bookshelves flanking fp
jhblanco added this to Built Ins
February 28, 2014
angela2709 added this to mantles for mom
February 28, 2014
Needs a matching long narrow bowl
eleanor_is added this to sitting/playing/family room
February 25, 2014
stefn added this to stefn's Ideas
February 21, 2014
carolladwig added this to carolladwig's Ideas
February 20, 2014
Simple fire place. Easy to make
mrsl6775 added this to mrsl6775's Ideas
February 15, 2014
Fireplace mantle
212melanie added this to 212melanie's Favorites
February 12, 2014
Jennifer Morasch added this to fireplace
February 12, 2014
mantle is awesome!
scohen added this to scohen's ideas
February 10, 2014
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February 5, 2014
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February 3, 2014
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February 2, 2014
Black lining makes fp beefier
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January 31, 2014
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January 28, 2014
Mr. & Mrs. Jarrell Cathcart added this to FIRE PLACES
January 27, 2014
I love the stain on the fire place.
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January 27, 2014
TanCalGal added this to LR + DR + Furniture
January 23, 2014
"Ikea" bookcase, tall coffee table, art arrangement
Unruh Boyer Inc added this to williams fireplace
January 21, 2014
Grey , simple
lisamensing added this to lisamensing's ideas
January 16, 2014
gray mantel with ogee protruding
Cheryl Rozovsky added this to cheryl_rozovsky's Ideas
January 15, 2014
Beautiful living room
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January 14, 2014
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January 14, 2014
Fireplace design that could work with my home.
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January 12, 2014
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January 12, 2014
Lori Estes added this to Living Room / Dining room
January 11, 2014
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January 10, 2014
jazd16 added this to ~dream homes~
January 10, 2014
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January 9, 2014
nice fire place
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January 6, 2014
Simple, contemporary color
ncannino added this to Myra's Ideabook
January 5, 2014
fireplace simple stone one piece
katiepope added this to ~Fireplace IDEAS~
January 4, 2014
Simplicity and art combo
bdrummy added this to 180 RSD Living Room
January 4, 2014
i like it, but a little too "precious" says Barrie
ajlundell added this to Furniture and Furniture Arrangements
January 3, 2014
seating around fireplace
murdo508 added this to murdo508's ideas
December 23, 2013
jboutinot added this to living
December 21, 2013
Alicia McCarley added this to alicia_mccarley's Ideas
December 20, 2013
Love splashes of color against neutral background.
christinapatten added this to fireplace
December 19, 2013
Simplicity of the mantle
leemorel added this to fireplace
December 19, 2013
placement of art above fireplace
Natalya Leyman added this to natalya_leyman's ideas
December 18, 2013
портал для камина
dasha814 added this to dasha814's ideas
December 18, 2013
I like the fireplace framed out
Jamie Alexandra added this to jamie_alexandra's Ideas
December 11, 2013
Art above the mantel unevenly hung
Forrest Inc added this to jnforrest's Ideas
December 9, 2013
Sitting room
animad added this to Landscape Ideas
December 9, 2013
kmartin1 added this to Mantle
December 7, 2013
Offset with smaller photo
smroczka added this to smroczka's Ideas
December 7, 2013
Framed piece, color palette, chairs.
bdozier1011 added this to bdozier1011's Ideas
December 1, 2013
Mantle, not centered
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November 30, 2013
lillycar added this to ideas for warm hm
November 30, 2013
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November 30, 2013
lisaanne61 added this to Accessorizing
November 28, 2013
2 pictures
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November 27, 2013
flowers on the table
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November 25, 2013
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November 23, 2013
Jessica Kendall added this to living room
November 22, 2013
jhseide added this to jhseide's ideas
November 20, 2013
art above mantle
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November 20, 2013
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November 20, 2013
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November 20, 2013
Off center
campbellkm3 added this to living room
November 20, 2013
Off centered pictures
maxibe added this to maxibe's Ideas
November 19, 2013
Lounge, nice chairs
alm1522 added this to alm1522's Ideas
November 18, 2013
Chair color
amybest added this to Living Room
November 16, 2013
Wall color
susie25443 added this to misc
November 15, 2013
Notice 3x use if color
laurie_hursong added this to laurie_hursong's Favorites
November 15, 2013
June Breeze mantle
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November 12, 2013
Alexis Bloom added this to alexis_bloom's ideas
November 11, 2013
Like the overall feel of this room
Tish Pesicka added this to accessories
November 11, 2013
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November 11, 2013
Bethany Therrien added this to bethany_therrien's ideas
November 9, 2013
fireplace without stone/tile surround
mooncookie78 added this to mooncookie78's Ideas
November 9, 2013
Color of fireplace
moatzb added this to living/family room
November 8, 2013
bazodee added this to Mantle
November 8, 2013
Off set pictures are a nice touch
lolylon added this to lolylon's ideas
November 7, 2013
nice fireplace
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November 5, 2013
Art above Michael's fireplace
Shelley Raymond added this to Michelle's house
November 2, 2013
fp wood
waupoos added this to waupoos's Ideas
November 2, 2013
Classic, not crowded, clean, materials, clour
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November 1, 2013
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October 31, 2013
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October 30, 2013
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October 30, 2013
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October 30, 2013
Colour palette
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October 29, 2013
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October 27, 2013
hryan63 added this to living room
October 26, 2013
Fireplace sitting room
suma13 added this to Living Room Ideas
October 25, 2013
Leah Beganie added this to Basement Remodel
October 24, 2013
mhlebow added this to FIREPLACE/ HEARTH
October 24, 2013
LKraut added this to fireplace mantle
October 21, 2013
like this with dimention but in white
Gail Goodman added this to gail_goodman5622632's Ideas
October 21, 2013
mykids3 added this to on60
October 21, 2013
modern art & classical architecture
jmimulholland added this to living room
October 20, 2013
nigel39 added this to Living Room Ideas
October 20, 2013
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October 19, 2013
Wall art orange
christyb1421 added this to christyb1421's ideas
October 18, 2013
table between chairs
cfortunatoly added this to Fireplace
October 17, 2013
artwork arrangement
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October 17, 2013
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October 17, 2013
similar our trim
fritz658 added this to Living Room Ideas
October 16, 2013
chair settings
bizake added this to Viesistaba
October 16, 2013
Plaukti apakšā, bildes pa augšu
laurawingard added this to laurawingard's ideas
October 14, 2013
Like the colors, the minimal feel and yet traditional
scontardi added this to scontardi's ideas
October 12, 2013
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October 12, 2013
chairs wall colour
kfeiring added this to master bedroom
October 11, 2013
sallydel added this to living room
October 11, 2013
Chair configuration around fireplace
Libby Worsinger added this to Living Room
October 11, 2013
Art - Picasso sketch, etc.
cherryhr added this to cherryhr's Ideas
October 11, 2013
I like it
Atalet Burda_Zaman_Yok added this to atalet_burda_zaman_yok's ideas
October 11, 2013
maureennash added this to Momo Designs
October 9, 2013
Framed works on paper. I like how one piece is hung above the fireplace and the other sits on the mantel.
meganzub7 added this to meganzub7's Ideas
October 8, 2013
Unique fireplace
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October 8, 2013
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October 5, 2013
Art above fireplace
shannierenae added this to shannierenae's Ideas
October 1, 2013
Mantle color
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September 29, 2013
Painting with orange
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September 28, 2013
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September 28, 2013
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September 27, 2013
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September 26, 2013
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September 24, 2013
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September 23, 2013
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September 22, 2013
ladydistephens added this to fireplaces
September 22, 2013
Transitional and stain
Jen Miller added this to jenmiller2000's ideas
September 21, 2013
knrkeenan added this to living room
September 20, 2013
chair arrangement
abdullamuh added this to abdullamuh's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Club chairs
d_bjones added this to d_bjones's ideas
September 14, 2013
great chairs
beckswalker added this to Living Room Ideas
September 14, 2013
Taupe grey and orange
heidiruckel added this to MaGee
September 12, 2013
designsbydona added this to designsbydona's ideas
September 7, 2013
The color orange
mamzellebiz added this to deco interieure
September 7, 2013
Couleurs, chaleur, homey
lemmons added this to living room
September 7, 2013
Stool with chairs
Mallory Gruhala added this to breakfast room
September 7, 2013
living room layout
chipmunkmom added this to Lisa Mantel
September 7, 2013
hsk_91 added this to hsk_91's Ideas
September 5, 2013
Nice finishing
cmsthome added this to Living Room
September 4, 2013
Love this fireplace!
sugar1962 added this to Living Room Ideas
September 4, 2013
cogeeto added this to Decor
September 3, 2013
Off-Center Art
helenmurray19 added this to helenmurray19's Ideas
September 2, 2013
Simple fireplace
chefmags added this to Wall Art
September 2, 2013
Large item hung off-center, smaller one propped
adgrube74 added this to dream home
September 2, 2013
Orange pic above fireplace
thesundanceclinic added this to thesundanceclinic's ideas
September 1, 2013
fireplace mantel - simple linen-coloured
amtiner added this to amtiner's Ideas
September 1, 2013
amock24 added this to Two story decorating
September 1, 2013
lymdesign added this to lymdesign's ideas
August 30, 2013
Paper in framed art is dosble
mrswall1 added this to mrswall1's Ideas
August 29, 2013
cw525 added this to cw525's Ideas
August 29, 2013
Jazlyn Hyder added this to jazlyn_hyder's ideas
August 29, 2013
deanahughes added this to deanahughes's ideas
August 25, 2013
art, colors, style
linda101849 added this to linda101849's Ideas
August 25, 2013
Side of fireplace... Storage
terrivollmer added this to terrivollmer's ideas
August 21, 2013
madamelee1983 added this to madamelee1983's ideas
August 20, 2013
like accessories
pamjedwards added this to fireplace
August 20, 2013
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August 18, 2013
moochila added this to family room
August 17, 2013
patyzeiter added this to patyzeiter's ideas
August 16, 2013
artsieari added this to Wall Art
August 15, 2013
Art placement above mantle.
Mary Madison Railey added this to marymadison's ideas
August 14, 2013
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August 13, 2013
Robinson Interiors added this to Mantel Decor
August 11, 2013
Taryn Nance added this to Mantel
August 10, 2013
Picture placement
claudia2419 added this to family room
August 9, 2013
simple fireplace
lasamienne added this to Living Room Ideas
August 8, 2013
hang one piece of art over the mantel (piano) high and off centre and then lean another next to it
mromillo added this to mromillo's Ideas
August 6, 2013
Nice and cozyam
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