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Mantelscapes

New ways to think about the space over the fireplace

Photo stylist Karen Lidbeck-Brent knows how to create an engaging vignette on any mantel, in any style. For this article, she used her intimate knowledge of color, proportion, and object placement to style the same mantel in six different ways, both formal and informal. The photos are accompanied by detailed descriptions of why she did what she did and why it works.

From Inspired House7 , pp. 42-45 November 1, 2004