The past few months have seen several subtle changes in my home. The newest change is my vintage painted mantel that gets a bit of drama with new coat of almost-black paint.
Today I’m joining the Seasonal Simplicity group of bloggers to bring you the best of the spring season with our decorated mantels. For me, it meant painting my mantel in Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore. The wall behind and inside the mantel has a fresh coat of Mole’s Breath by Farrow and Ball. It’s the same color I recently used in my family room.
Keeping with my earthy, organic theme, my mantel is flanked with a few favorite houseplants. My newest acquisition is a jade plant that hubby gave me for my birthday. It looks like a little tree and that makes me happy.
Do you see how the new Wrought Iron paint color better emphasizes the details of the mantel? I’m also painting my interior doors the same color to add depth to the rooms. And of course, now I’m thinking about painting the mirror or perhaps replacing it altogether. I think a slightly larger mirror would work better.
A few of my white ironstone pitchers line my vintage painted mantel for spring. I like the contrast of the white against the dark paint.
My favorite ceramic gardenia candle joins the group. The fragrance is perfect for spring!
My houseplants add the spring of green to lighten the mood. I think I’m leaving the wall color in here as is – White Dove by Benjamin Moore.
For more spring inspiration, visit my blogging friends below. You won’t be disappointed! And a special thanks goes out to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing today’s spring mantel tour!