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A Moody Holiday Mantel


moody holiday mantel

It’s Blogger Stylin’ Christmas Home Tour week hosted by Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co!  How stunning was her tour??  Lindsay has been crazy busy with their new home renos and yet she still manages to host the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours.  I don’t know how she does it, but I sure am happy to be a part of it!  So much greatness to come this week, so if you haven’t started your holiday decorating, hopefully this will give you that boost.

If you are here from Swoon Worthy, welcome!  I get in a full-on daze every time I visit Kimberly’s site.  Her Christmas tour was insane!!!

This year I put together what I’m calling a moody holiday mantel.  Moody isn’t the first word that pops into my head when I think of the holidays, it’s more so how moody feels.  It’s cozy, warm and inviting – just how I want to feel during the holidays, thus why I went with a moody holiday mantel.

moody holiday mantel

moody holiday mantel

moody holiday mantel

moody holiday mantel

moody holiday mantel

moody holiday mantel

moody holiday mantel

My inspiration was this piece of art created by Katherine Jury.  I told Katherine what I was envisioning and she helped me choose the perfect piece for the mantel.  She is incredible and there are several more pieces that I have my eye on especially the green and teal pieces…

moody holiday mantel

moody holiday mantel

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moody holiday mantel

*Photos by Kayla Snell

Sources:  Art | Leather Pillow | Plum Pillow | Throw Blanket | Sconce |  Gold Christmas Trees | Candles | Wrapping Paper | Ribbon | Free Standing Fireplace | Rug – Vintage (Similar) | Chair – Vintage (Similar) | Bar Cart – Vintage (Similar)

Somewhat of a confession: I created this Christmas mantel for Home Depot’s Holiday Style Challenge back in OCTOBER.  It was as crazy as it sounds.  I had to beg a tree farm to meet me out there to purchase a Christmas tree in mid October that ended up being the garland for the mantel and wreath.  We obviously took this down after the photos were taken because Christmas in October is …….  I am in the process of decorating for real Christmas this week, but I am trying to recreate this vignette because I really did enjoy it.  Anyway, the post on HD’s blog is the same content but different photos (slightly different angles), and I explain my thought process in creating the holiday mantel.

Home Depot Style Challenge

Below is the lineup this week.  I’ll be updating the links each day.  Up next is Brooke of Nesting with Grace.  Brooke has beautiful style and never disappoints with her home tours!


The White Buffalo Styling Co.  

House Seven  

Bliss at Home 

Mimosa Lane  

Swoon Worthy

Claire Brody

Nesting with Grace



The Makerista

Simple Stylings

Amanda Katherine

The Sweetest Digs

Iron & Twine

Style Your Senses

Dream Green DIY




Hunted Interior

Cuckoo 4 Design

The Chronicles of Home

Go Haus Go

Chic Little House

Burlap & Lace

My Fabuless Life

Desert Domicile



Rain on a Tin Roof

Michaela Noelle Designs

Dwellings by Devore

A Creative Day Blog

Restless Arrow

DIY Playbook

Julie Blanner

Craftberry Bush



Inspired by Charm


Dimples and Tangles

SG Style

Place of My Taste

Primitive & Proper

Holiday Wishlist 2015
Black Friday Sales

28 comments on “A Moody Holiday Mantel”

  1. I love how lush the greenery looks – I did a really full swag on my family room mantle this year and am loving the look. And you are making me regret not buying a hat I had in hand last week…I can’t quite figure out when I would wear it. But I love yours!

  2. Totally digging the moody vibe here – the black touches with the deep claret and greens and gold – just a big YES. I love the artwork as well and the little vintage bar cart as well. So many elements in here that just work perfectly to create the cool moody vibe. I want to curl up now in front of the fireplace with that drink! xxx

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