Aren't we fortunate to have the slate wiped clean each year and be able to start fresh after January 1 each year? I guess this is more a state of mind than any magical happening, but still, I'm all in. I love to purge after all the holiday decorating and empty my spaces of all accessories, and re-design it with a fresh new outlook.
Many of us are in the same club; rearranging and redecorating whenever the opportunity presents itself, that's why we band together. I do not like things stagnant in my own home and like to change things up from time to time.
Here is my 2013 mantle prior to Christmas:
and here is the 2014.01 version:
I realized I have no mirror in this room, which is one of my must-haves, so I incorporated this one for right now. I'm on the hunt for a much larger antique mirror with some character. I would actually like to panel the entire wall with plate glass mirror. I did a wall like that in a former home and it looked 10x it's size and was amazing.
These mantels are perfectly understated, yet impacting. I like that.
Always transforming, always looking for inspiration to create something unique. After all the busi-ness of the holidays, I'm into simplifying at the moment. We'll see how long that lasts. How about you?