the art of the display
Originally uploaded by lakbdesign/fergusandme
. . . mantles seem to stump a lot of people . . . they are such a focal point, a 'shelf' that everyone looks at, that i think people are a little worried that what they do won't be right, but it's really not that hard -- so i thought i'd offer a couple of suggestions for mantles, the art of the display~
first, find something you love - an anchor for the grouping, a mirror, or a piece of art
second, look around for some things that echo shapes, or motifs, or colors, or textures in your focal point
third, work a little with your things -- develop some symmetry, then shake it up a little .. . . you can do it ~ good luck!