modern seasonal mantle
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.
As always, would love your thoughts.