27 Nov

Modern holiday mantel ideas

categories Cocktail + Dinner Parties, Details + Decor

The mantel makes such a statement this time of year, don’t you think? Those of us without fireplaces are very jealous of those who have them, that’s for sure. We had a fun time dressing up Jillian’s mantel with pretty golds and pinks. Again with the help of Danielle from Brown Paper Design and Erin Hearts Court, of course.

modern holiday mantel ideas

Isn’t that wreath spectacular? Danielle made it using a wreath frame and found branches from her neighborhood magnolia trees. She spray painted the green side of each leaf with gold and then assembled it using wire. And she claims it’s really not as complicated as it looks. Amazing!

gold magnolia leaf wreath

Jillian created the garland for the mantel using styrofoam balls she spray painted with copper, gold, and silver. She strung them using a needle and heavy string and then hung them from teeny nails hidden behind the drop of her mantel.

gold magnolia leaf wreath

modern holiday mantel ideas

Cute party shoes, no? Clearly the fashion at a party like this would be bold and sparkly.

modern holiday mantel ideas

modern holiday mantel ideas

modern holiday mantel ideas

Love the illustrated ornaments for an easy little project to dress up any part of your house this time of year. Jillian drew them and guess what? You totally can too!

We’ll be sharing a tutorial for the little glitter votives later in the week. Yay.

holiday cocktails

See, you grab a champagne cocktail from the Bubbly Bar and then make your way over to the fireplace and warm yourself in from of faux bois logs! It’s so perfectly modern.

modern holiday mantel ideas

sequence polka dot top

Love Amanda’s sequin polka dot top? It’s from J. Crew and you can have your own if you grab one while they’re still in stock.

aluminum christmas tree

And a vintage aluminum Christmas tree, natch! Someone snapped it up out of the Pop-Up Shop already. Lucky gal, cause it’s a cute one! We dressed it in vintage ornaments from Kristina’s grandma’s collection. There’s something so wonderful about vintage Christmas, isn’t there?

aluminum christmas tree

holiday gift wrap

More coming on the holiday front later today and this week. Sooo much good inspiration this time of year!

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  2. I love the garland on the fireplace <3 so modern yet so traditional (and glam 😉 )


  4. I can always count on you guys for my glittery gold fix!

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  6. So many good ideas! I love the glitter and glitz of it all.

  7. Love it all! This puts me in the holiday spirit! The sparkly champagne garnishes, the silver tree, and the beautiful mix of gold, pink, dots, metallics and texture. Beautifully styled!

  8. Wow! It’s all so pretty. Our favorite piece has got to be that gold leave wreath… so beautiful!

  9. The holiday cocktails image is gorgeous! And the drinks look yummy, too.

  10. Um Adorable!!! love that sequin on sequin action Amanda!

  11. There’s something so wonderful about vintage Christmas, isn’t there?#Wedding #sandiego @JoieWeddings
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  12. Dying over the gold wreath @bpaperdesign made for our mantel shoot: http://t.co/HxhfCzJB

  13. Love the gold wreath! Where can i find a tutorial on how to make my own?

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  15. Oh my! What a beautiful mantel! I simply adore the glitter ornaments strung in a garland, so pretty, and like you said, so modern!

  16. The styling and photography for this post is simply exquisite!

  17. Modern holiday mantel ideas http://t.co/CfGeBWwX

  18. @Monie42 we’re excited to announce that Danielle of Brown Paper Florals will be sharing her wreath tutorial in a few weeks, so stay tuned!

  19. This is gorgeous! Love it!

  20. Please tell me where the sequin pants are from, pretty please!!!!

  21. Really lovely… I would love to spend an evening in that room. How were those logs standing vertical framing the fireplace achieved they look amazing?

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