Simply Striking

A custom mantel in crisp white is striking as you enter the living room.

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Dramatic Contrast

A classic white mantel featuring dentil molding is a standout against luxurious brown walls.

English Cottage

Looking like it came out of an English cottage, a delightful little fireplace in the kitchen is charming against beadboard.

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Traditional-Contemporary 

An abstract painting by Maryanne Pollock is combined with a traditionally trimmed fireplace, creating a mix of modern and classic.

Map & Mantel

Here, a beautiful custom mantel grounds a nautically themed living room.

Feminine Feel

In the midst of a feminine space, a dainty mantel fits perfectly.

Nicely Nestled

A grand white mantel nestles perfectly between built-in shelves in this cozy living room.

Family Mantel

An understated mantel in the master bedroom is a great place to display family photographs.

Cool Contrast

Classic molding on the mantel is mimicked on the shelves; both are painted white as a contrast to the punchy pink walls.

Equine Essence

Providing a stark contrast to the neutral-themed equestrian palette, this sophisticated mantel is painted white.

Stately Two-Story

A stately mantel anchors the living room and offers an intimate setting in a two-story space.

Bronze Age

The elegant mantel surrounding this fireplace is painted in Sherwin Williams’s “Enduring Bronze.” 

Sleek & Chic

The streamlined molding of this mantel pairs nicely with the living room’s sleek characteristics.

Timeless Taste

A classic mantel looks timeless in this rustic space.

Sturdy & Elegant

A sturdy mantel supported by elegant cornices is painted white so as not to compete with the hand-blocked green striped wallpaper.

Double Design

The two-sided fireplace is framed by a simple, unobtrusive mantel, which makes both rooms more inviting.

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Architectural Interest

Dentil molding on the master bedroom fireplace adds a sense of intrigue in between simple bookshelves.

Simple Statement

In the dining room, an appropriately sized mantel looks neat next to the colorful fireplace surround.

Gorgeous & Serene

A gorgeous mantel with a white marble fireplace surround is fitting for the serene feel of the master bedroom.

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Classic & Warm

White floors offset the traditional mantel, which is painted a warm green in this circa-1906 home.

Tasteful Touch

Classic architectural details on this mantel are painted white to pop against soft beige walls.

Handsome Patina

Paneling the library and creating a handsome mantel is walnut-stained English pine. A limestone fireplace surround offers a cool contrast.

Architectural Treasure

If you’d like some more inspiration, tour this home brimming with classical architectural details.

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Get the Look: Classic Mantels

A classic mantel adds character to any fireplace

Written and produced by Julianne Hilmes
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Sturdy & Elegant

A sturdy mantel supported by elegant cornices is painted white so as not to compete with the hand-blocked green striped wallpaper.

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