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A Glam, Golden Mantel by The Glitter Guide

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Contrary to popular belief, your holiday mantel doesn’t have to be all red and green to feel festive. The stylish gold and silver palette on this beautiful mantel, styled by Caitlin Moran of Glitter Guide, proves just how versatile metallics can look with the right styling.

Moran used several of our favorite gold and silver pieces — some meant for the holidays, and some not — to design this pretty mantel vignette. Keep reading to get more details on a mantel design that could easily work in any home.

Photography: Kate Ann Photography

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It sounds surprising at first, but metallics can actually act as a neutral in your home. Moran started off with a relatively neutral palette of browns and whites, but the soft golds and silver add —rather than detract — from her mantel’s details.

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A cluster of starburst mirrors, including our Decorative Star Mirror creates an immediate focal point on the bare wall. The pointed star shapes actually draw the eye down towards the mantel below.

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These Gold Herringbone Wax Candles add texture without straying from the metallic palette. We love how these look sophisticated but stay on trend, too.

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Our German Glitter Christmas Garland feels especially playful when hung on a piece of contrasting rustic twine.

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Moran filled one of our Madeline Metal Lanterns in a warm brass with a Mercury Glass Filler Ornament Set to match our Ornament Pine Garland. These lanterns could easily sit on the mantel year round, but Moran cleverly made use of them to showcase some extra holiday spirit.

See the rest of the photos here. 

Tell us: How did you decorate your mantel this year?

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