Welcome to the second post in our series talking about different ways you can decorate your mantel. See the Wayfair story here: Mantels Six Ways.
Today’s look? Equestrian.
Us Wayfair editors have been spotting the equestrian trend all over the place and thought it would make for a nice gender-neutral mantel motif. I can see equestrian touches working in a clubby-feeling living room or a cozy den.
This scheme’s focal point is a large, leather strap mirror from Jamie Young, which designers have been loving for the past year—I’ve seen it everywhere. I’m thrilled that we recently added Jamie Young’s line because I love her stuff, and because Jamie is so Wayfair—a creative working mom with a warm personality and sense of humor. The mirror’s buckles and heavy-duty stitching nod to equestrian style. Instead of placing the mirror in the center, we hung it off center and paired it with a duo of vintage-looking, black-and-white horse pictures.
Playing off the mirror, we continued the leather touches throughout the vignette with boxes on the mantel and on the floor. Rope-like candlestick lamps give a visual boundary to the collection of items. What’s fun about this one is that you can fill in with riding accoutrement that you may own or can pick up at a thrift store, such as a hat, crop, trophy, and winning ribbons. The Seda France red candles and deep crimson roses add just a dash of color and femininity.
See our first post in this series on the Clocks and Books mantel.