Whatever their age or origin, fireplace mantels are as individual as the styles that inspired them.
This is a tale of two highly unconventional fireplace mantels — one created with a special intent and one antique used in a special way. One mantel is modern. One could not be more traditional. And yet each has unique characteristics that makes it memorable and noteworthy. As we approach Christmas, and mantels become a focus for holiday decorations, a closer look at this house feature seems natural.
Eccentric or boho (bohemian) is how I’d describe the style of a carved and painted Victorian Montreal antiques store find [top].… Continue Reading