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modern seasonal mantle

December 3, 2010

I was recently asked to style an extremely minimal mantlescape and provide my winter flower selections. I wanted to ensure that the modern mantlescape had a warm hue for the holidays, and avoid the cold look that modern can tend to have.  I was also challenged to do it in a way and at a cost that the modern reader could replicate. By combining warm wood tones of the mantle and the pinecones, the crisp  juxtaposition of the white brick wall and the sleek West Elm vases seemed to balance the shot nicely.  The addition of reflection of the mirror and circle ornaments all paired to give a nice sparkle and life to the image. I hope you agree.

The same concept was in mind for the selections for the flowers. Minimal  and  modern. How can flowers work in a modern environment. How could they not, was my thought. It is all in your selections and pairings. By selecting all one color of something, you create more of a simple impact that is pleasing to the modern eye and sensibility.

To see the actual images and content used in the magazine. click here + here. And another scape of mine here which landed as finalist over at Dwell Studios

As always, would love your thoughts.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 21, 2010 2:54 pm

    THANK you, Joanna! You made my day!

  2. December 21, 2010 1:00 am

    That mantle is just perfection. So lovely in its simplicity.

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