Thursday, February 26

Ode to My Deco: Mantel Mania.

In Numero Ocho of my Ode to My Domino's My Deco, let's get toasty! I recently purchased a vintage 1900's Victorian fireplace mantel (yet to be installed in my bedroom...photos to come!) from Ohmega Salvage Yard in Berkeley. So, I've been hot on the hunt of just how to treat this faux fireplace. So, off I went to Domino's My Deco Files in search of some inspiration, and found plenty! I love the idea of an architectural, white mantel perched dramatically against a dark, richly colored wall. And then again, you know me, I love lots of that Scandinavian white on white, and that's probably the direction I'm headed. Among the Deco Files, I found lots of examples of both, and some other super stylish looks in between. Here's a look.




















20 comments:

shanon said...

I love this "episode." =) And I need warm and lovely thoughts today. We have 10 inches of snow on the way! Yikes!

Ooooh Deco files... why must you leave?

Anonymous said...

I really like the way the faux fireplace looks. Obviously the range varies, but what's an expected cost.

Thanks and great post,

Dave
Westside Rentals

Courtney said...

ohh wow. There were so many of these Domino finds that I've never seen and so many that are just fabulous. I really love the effect of a white mantel against a dark wall: so dramatic.

Can't wait to see yours!

sfgirlbybay said...

Anon - they range from about $350 to the thousands. Mine was on the low end. If you go to the Ohmega Salvage link - they'll have a bunch of mantels browse and you can see prices.

I'll post mine when the room re-do is all ready! :)

Carrie said...

Love mantle pieces and love Domino, an ideal combination. Thanks for sharing!

The Clever Pup said...

Wow, you've been busy lately.

You've inspired me to do something with my mantle.

Joanna said...

I'm loving these "Ode to my Deco" posts, as it's easier for a lazy person like myself to peruse the best of Domino! I'm such a fan of the dark navy wall color for the bedroom. What could be more romantic than that?

Michelle said...

omg, so many amazing pics. I am having issues with what to do with my fireplace right now...b/c I can't hang anything above it b/c it is so hard...thanks for all the ideas.

Tammy said...

You are so going to love your fireplace mantel. It adds that perfect finishing touch to a room. I love the examples that you put together. They've given me a couple ideas to update my fireplace look. Your blog is awesome, as always!

Katrina Lynn said...

whaaaaaat?! Wallpaper and Fuchsia colored logs in a fireplace? hilarious and wonderful and the same time! ;)

Natalie said...

Oh this makes me miss my beloved Domino mag already! I love the "Beckett" mantle - it's been a fav of mine and is in my deco file as well...

leaca said...

I love something in each one. It is so sad that the magazine is no more.

lu2 said...

Haha..great minds think alike. Went over to Omega Salvage a couple months ago. Wanted to do the same thing since I was moving and losing my fireplace. Didn't end up getting anything (still trying to figure out where other things fit) but I'm glad someone is!

Chessa! said...

is it crazy that I remember almost every single one of these?...almost.
:) you lucky bird!

raya said...

It's like you're reading my mind with these posts! I loved the gray & now the mantels. I'm painting my room gray next week & have a mantel that needs adorning. This inspiration is just what I needed : )

stephanie levy said...

This is a great series! You find the most beautiful interiors :)

*SNYdesign said...

This is a fab blogpost!!!

Maggie May said...

one of the best posts ever! i adore books and fireplaces, and just redid my fireplace with stacks of books and the letter C in white wood (for last name of my husband)

Jaimee said...

My sister's home has so many of those little loftlike nooks (and she doesn't even use them)...that's it, I'm bringing a ladder the next time I visit.

Jana said...

Hi Victoria,

This is such a great post; you have so many inspirational photos stored from our precious Domino. I cannot wait to see photos of your mantel; how fun.

These compositions are varied and yet all so very pleasing.

I am partial to the one with the "For Like Ever" poster, George Nelson bubble pendant, and that cool small parsons desk. I used that same desk for my dental client's private office; hard to find that size so it was a divine find.

As usual, you inspired me and made me smile.

warmest,

jana