A mirror above the mantel? Cool. But have you challenged yourself with removing it and stacking other pieces and décor up there? And, dare I say it, nothing up there at all? In this blog, our client has a fireplace more gorgeous than my fav matte lip and bronzer COMBINED. And let me tell you, these products have been in my life longer than my children and my husband. I’ll plug those products later but right now, we must get back to rule breaking tactics that will bust your mother-in-law’s geriatric, vintage floral, plastic wrapped cushion’s brains.
In this formal sitting room, we removed the mirror and holy hell [ if you don’t know what a contradicting statement is, reread the beginning of this potentially excruciating run-on sentence and enjoy the two words that aren’t friends in real life ] … it looked dashing. We relieved the grand mantel from the confines of its reflective friend and adorned it with mementoes that gave soul to the space. With crystals, taper holders and plants artfully placed, it added a delicate luster to this already incredible fixture. This decision is a fabulous example of less is truly more and by removing the center focal point of the mirror, the room begin to dance, and the personality of the wooden perimeter woke back up. All because we broke the rules.