I recently shared on Instagram about a stash of antique frames I’ve been hoarding… or collecting… I’ll let you decide which one. I made an amazing gallery wall with some of them that you can see [HERE] in our entryway & decided to play with some of them on the other side of the room as well to reflect that new gallery wall I made earlier this week. On the other side of the living room is our mantel area so I decided to play around with some of the antique frames on the mantel area and arrange them in a way I had never styled the mantel before. This is what I came up with…
Perfectly vintage goodness right? I wanted a super casual layered look here so I only hung one of the prints and let the others just rest on the mantel. I hung up one of my panoramic photos that reflects all the panoramics on the other side of the room & then I layered some other eclectic antique frames in front of the hanging panoramic. I wanted the mantel to look like it was someones house who lived a very long life filled with family and hobbies that they wanted to display on their mantel. This mantel really looks similar to my grandparents mantel that they still have styled at their home. Though it’s very different because theirs is styled with frames collected over many years with pictures of our family over various stages of life & other collectables that have meaning. Their mantel tells a story of their lives & the things that they are most proud of & that is valuable beyond words. Mine is inspires by that nostalgia & brings that cozy factor to a whole new level thinking of sitting in my grandparents living room on the floor in front of the fireplace watching movies with my grandparents. I especially love that family reunion photo and studying all the family members in the photo. To top off the eclectic frames I topped the mantel off with a chippy piece of architectural salvage I had & some faux horns. Of course I added some real greens as well on each side of the mantel to bring some life to the mantel.
I love the eclectic vibes of this mantel that I styled this week & I love that it proves that it doesn’t have to be planned out to be pretty. The casualness of it all is charming to me and casual vibes feel really cozy to me. I’m really into the unstructured natural layouts lately have been really speaking to my cozy loving heart lately & I’m here for it. I hope this post inspires you to try some unstructured gallery displays somewhere in your home from sofa tables to mantels to dressers, & so much more. Thank you guys SO MUCH for stopping by the blog & every day to see what we are up to. xx
Oh my word…saving this. Adding a shelf to my living room and I have old photos that are of my family and relatives-can’t wait to get the living room painted, shelf hung ad actually pull those old photos out of the box and display them-keep your posts coming-your ideas are so inspiring-thank you!
Love it! Thanks so much for sharing this! So inspiring!
Where did you find your pillows?
Kay H. Gentry says
Love the mantel and vases especially!! Where can the vases be purchased?
Kim Phelan says
I love the planters . . . are they available to purchase?
Rekay Norton says
Your mantle is absolutely gorgeous. You always make just the right touches without going over board making every detail come to life with incredible beauty and vibrancy. Your post bought incredible grace to my struggling and exhausted soul today. You and your beloved are always in my prayers.
Lynsey Martini says
This is absolutely beautiful, I love the idea of layering art work and other pieces. Plus antique and vintage, sign me up:)
Literally everything you and Jose do is just amazing!!!! I love your styling it’s always on point! You are who I enjoy waking up and watching while I have my morning coffee. I DM you about my latest post about me, but I think I got lost in your DMs. It’s just introducing myself to my new friends you being one of them… made my day! It’s still up on my feed. A photo of me with a pink heart pillow. Anywhos have a fantastic week!!!! See you for coffee in the morning!
I need to know where to get those planters! ?
Debbie Sheegog says
Love the whole idea of grouping vintage photos IN vintage frames. Now I am inspired to get busy w/ some old pictures I treasure and planned to frame only to end up shelving them for many months. The black and white theme truly works well and especially w/ the white background you use, which is pretty much how I like to do it and cannot wait to paint, move furniture out and in from storage so I can take it all in- then I will know how to do mine! Thanks for sharing your fun/work/ideas/work/well you get it, I know that it is great but it is also work. With love from N. C.
Joan Rasmusson says
I have been noticing the pom pom pillows quite a bit in your posts. . . . . . where can I purchase these awesome neutral
Enjoy following your blog. . . .have learned so much from you!!