The cooler temps here in Calgary this week have made me turn the heat back on and think about lighting a fire! A little part of me weeps as I write this, I really thought we had beaten the odds this year with a spring that was gorgeous and on time! But alas, this is Calgary and we know better. So in honor of these cooler days, I thought I would share some of my favorite ways to style a mantle.
Mantles get a lot of attention during the winter months and holidays, but if you’re lucky enough to have a mantle in your space, they are a great place to add interest and decor all year around.
This stunning Cape Cod retreat belongs a Boston philanthropist who grew up summering on the island. When it finally came time for a space of her own she turned to Hutker Architects, decorator Richard Hallberg and C.H. Newton Builders to create the relaxed, yet polished interior. An incredible lesson in interior design and this weeks addition to my Inspired Interiors Series.
A neutral palette dominates throughout the house, spotlighting the homeowners impressive art collection. When I spoke to the homeowner afterwards, I asked how he got into art collecting. He suggested that I check out websites like https://hamiltonselway.com/fine-art-buyers-guide to learn more, but it was so useful to talk to him. Art is something I’m very passionate about and the artwork in this house was beautiful. The ceilings of many of the rooms are enhanced with reclaimed timber, which brings an instant patina to the new home.
Earlier this week I shared my newly discovered bath time routine, which naturally has me thinking all things bathrooms. So I’ve pulled together some amazing bathroom design inspiration, that if like me you feel there is nothing more timeless and fresh than a white bathroom, these spaces may have you questioning yourself.