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Design Breakdown 06
Magnolia Home Modern Mantle

Winter is in full swing. . .

. . .and of course I'm totally wishing we had a fireplace in our little brownstone. I'm tempted to pick up one of those cheesy fake ones to satisfy the yearning. In the meantime, I'm pouting around looking at gorgeous mantles on Pinterest. I came across none other than Joanna Gaines' home reveal in Episode 02 Season 05 of HGTV's Fixer Upper. The fireplace was one of my favorite design elements of this space - combining both traditional/transitional styles of furniture and decor with modern, streamlined architectural elements in such a seamless fashion. I knew I had to re-create it for all of you who are blessed with a fireplace/mantle this season! Keep scrolling to find my sources creating this look for under $500!


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What does your ideal mantle look like? Let me know in the comments below!

Design Breakdown 02
 Airy Amber Interiors Oasis

It's becoming quite crisp in Philadelphia!

. . . Looking forward to this break of heat. That's what I'm talking about!! Feeling an intense desire to purge & completely start over in some of the spaces of our apartment before the winter has us fully in it's freezing cold grasp. It's October now -- would it still count as spring cleaning? :)

Of course, for Breakdown #2, I was drawn to this Amber Interiors California bungalow bright white oasis. As if I'm not always swooning over her designs. I just love the contrast of bright white walls, white marble, white frames vs. the bold indigo accents touches of natural elements in the plants and rattan ottomans. Can one of my rooms in my apartment look this clean, please?

Keep scrolling for the breakdown (with a bit of my own flair) of this space under $5500!