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When it comes to mantel design, I prefer symmetry.

Symmetry can be achieved by using two of the same objects,

or by using objects that have the same visual weight.

Traditional Living Room design by San Francisco Interior Designer ANNE NORTON-DINGWALL

Texture is very important in creating an interesting mantel design.

And as Christopher Lowell suggests, “lifts and levels” help your eye travel. Achieve this look by using objects with varying heights.

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Once you’ve established a basic design, you can add layers for more interest,

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or keep it simple.

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I’ve chosen to go with a simple summer mantel.

Have you decorated your mantel for summer?

Until next time,

Sharon

Just Because @ Inspired by Charm

The Lettered Cottage
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