Lose the mantle

I’m noticing a trend in sleek, modern fireplaces that I am really digging. These showstopping hearths take centerstage in the room and feature bold, 3d tiles, graphic papers and natural finishes. What do they all have in common? They’ve ditched the mantle. That’s right! Lose that dust-catching shelf and keep it simple.

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I’m currently working on a fireplace makeover for a project in Huntersville North Carolina. Here are some of the materials that have caught my eye…

A bold, 3D tile in white

A bold, 3D tile in white

Textured wood tiles in gray

Textured wood tiles in gray

A large-scale, black and white paper

A large-scale, black and white paper

Mosaic wood tiles

Mosaic wood tiles

When it comes to fireplace surfaces, you don’t have to settle with brick. Try something unexpected, and lose the mantle. I promise it will quickly become your favorite part of the room!

XO

-Katie