Earlier this week I blogged our summer lemon dining room [HERE] & I wanted to say thank you for all the kind words about my love for lemons lately. If you guys follow me on Instagram than you may have caught my stories the other day where I took you along on my decorating adventures & I styled our mantel four different ways with my love for lemons. Ok, I’m obsessed & I promise I will stop soon, but this was too fun not to share. I loved taking you guys along on this decorating journey with me & show you that there is no “right way” to decorate, but instead many different unique ways to style a space that are all wonderful. It all started with three lemon paintings from my pal Holly from Hollyhocks & Hydrangeas that she dropped off at my house so I could bring them to the shop to sell, but first I had to have some fun with them first…
All the styles start the same, three lemon paintings up top with some lemon garland on the mantel. the big changes are on the hearth below the mantel. The first way is a simple yet polished look with two large corbels from my friend Jessica & Co. Vintage. They are massive & really bring your eye down after looking at the beautiful lemons up top, yet it’s not super busy so the focal point is still on the mantel.
The second style is a little busier than the first one & has more color & interest down on the hearth using a vintage white stool, a chippy green doll bed, & a lemon pillow from Linen & Ivory that I love so much. All the textiles make this look a whole lot cozier & for sure more of a focal point along with what is going on up top on the mantel.
This way is super busy, but I don’t hate it. It might be different than what I normally do with all of the lemons and greenery everywhere, but that’s the fun of all of this. Trying new ways to decorate & experimenting with new elements & new arrangements. This practice is a great way to find out new things about your decorating styles by finding new things you love and hate.
& Lastly this is is my favorite. Tons of texture with the vintage cloth cart, stool, & pillows like that anchor pillow from my friend Fabric Scout Studio. My decorating style is very cozy so this way is everything that I love. I also love that it’s summertime & we are not using the fireplace so blocking it off takes away the focal point of the use of the fireplace.. if that makes sense. Makes it more summer-y if you catch my drift.
Isn’t it cool seeing the fireplace styled four different ways using mostly the same items? I could have kept going, but decided to stop there or my brain would have exploded & I’m sure you guys would have been bored. I hope you guys liked this different post & let me know if you want to see more posts like this showing different ways to style something. Also, be sure to check out my Instagram stories as I share a lot of behind the scenes, farm life, & a lot more. Thank you guys for stopping by the blog today, it means the world to me!
Check out our lemon dining room [HERE]
They’re all adorable, number two is my favorite.
debbie bartram says
I have a mantle exactly like yours. It fit perfectly up and around my guest room window. I place fun, favorite items up on top and it makes the small room so homey.
Kathryn Griffin says
The lemon painting are amazing! I love style #1. Your fireplace is stunning. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely start to the weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
So so beautiful!! Can you tell us where you found your lemon garland?
Nancy Janssen says
For me, it’s a tie between your favorite and the second option. Love them both!