What happens when an interior designer (Dee Bynum) and a visual merchandiser (Larry Wilkes) who both consider Halloween their favorite holiday get together? They generate six spooky yet sophisticated ideas for designing your mantel for the holiday. It may go without saying that all of these items are for sale at D. Luxe Home, located at Marathon Village.
Mantel No. 1 demonstrates the importance of having items of different heights in a display. An old window, an eerie canvas, corbels that act as bookends, three of our Mixture candles, and a vase shaped like a head, into which we put (what else?) spindles, complete this vignette.
Mantel No. 2 gives a subtle nod to the Halloween holiday with its somber portraits, pair of gilded antlers and crusty balusters, old books with yellowed pages (spines faced toward the wall) and crystal candlesticks that surely came straight out of a haunted mansion.
Mantel No. 3 has graveyard written all over it with rustic crosses (one of them toppled over), a skull, antique portrait, candlesticks, and some translucent orbs--all sandwiched between a pair of nautilus-like corbels.
Mantel No. 4, with its mercury glass pumpkins, winks at Halloween, while its autumnal colors allow it to work throughout the season. Meanwhile, the balusters stacked in opposite directions and the wooden box on its side are a reminder to play around with unexpected orientations.
Mantel No. 5 puts our metal palmistry hand at center stage. Some of our witchy. amber apothecary bottles, feathers, and a doll head (or two) under a glass cloche complete this display and add elements of surprise.
Mantel No. 6 revisits this great antique window and teams up with a trio of clockfaces, a trio of candlesticks, a tray of frosty old bottles and a cloche under which a bunch of eyeballs is clustered.
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Want more ideas for styling your home? See our post on how to create a beautiful and interesting tabletop here.
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