In this seating area by Alessandra Branca, two stylish shelving units flank a fireplace.
Though summer’s unofficial end is upon us, there’s much to look forward to as the season shifts to fall. The gorgeous leaves, the soft cashmere sweaters, and most of all, curling up in front of the fireplace on a crisp evening. If your fireplace is in need of a facelift, we have just the thing: A new mantel. We’re rounding up a few of our favorites currently available at Viyet, along with a few pieces to complete the new look:
This chic mantel is made of Classico stone that has been honed for a smooth finish. The sculpted design on either side and smooth top is a clean, simple, and modern design.
The stunning bespoke Palladian mantel from Chesney’s features Thassos marble with an antique finish and has a Giallo Treviso marble inlay. We love the surprising element of color the contrasting marble brings to this piece.
Who said traditional has to be boring? The Devonshire Mantel by Chesney’s is made of a beautiful limestone, with a straight-lined design that will always be “in”.
The Tudor arched opening and recessed spandrels add interest to this limestone mantel by Chesney’s. It’s just the right piece for bringing architectural drama to homes old and new.
Completing the look:
Pair With Art
Whether you choose a stunning sculpture for the mantel or create a focal point with a large canvas piece, a fireplace offers endless options for art.
This quirky piece is a natural choice for the mantel: Its marble base coordinates with virtually any of the above mantels, while the brass brings an element of eye-catching gleaming texture.
With its bold lines and mesmerizing pattern, this piece lends modern contrast to more traditional mantels.
Light It Up
Sconces are a natural choice for the fireplace, especially when paired with art or a great mirror. However, a pair of floor lamps can also work, if you’re not up for hardwiring.
Part sculpture, part light fixture, these incredible sconces make an unforgettable first impression. They’re on the larger side (each sconce measures 22″ in height), making them ideal for high-ceilinged spaces.
A classic shape in a handsome finish makes this set of floor lamps a timeless choice for any décor. Place on either side of a mantel for a balanced feel.
Many of us who are lucky enough to have a fireplace often leave the wall space next to the mantel blank. Yet, this wall space is the perfect spot for a pair of stunning bookcases. They’re usually the ideal size to fit next to the mantel, and they give a room a comfortable “library” feel. (They also provide plenty of space for decorative objects, small sculptures, and stylish storage boxes.)
When flanked by these exquisite cabinets, a fireplace takes on a built-in look. Each door opens to reveal a surprise: A stunning blue silk interior.
The antique-inspired Park Ave Cabinets have graduated drawers on the bottom and adjustable shelves behind glass doors on top, offering plenty of storage.
The Vintage Tall Iron Étagères (curated by Megan Winters) complement a detailed mantel with their gilt leaf finials and glass shelves. The narrower silhouette works especially well in smaller rooms, while the open shelving provides space to display objets d’art.