(via Michael Graydon)
Styling a mantel, or any surface really, is a tricky balance of projecting your personal style in objects without creating a cluttered mess. This chic, collected fireplace is a great example of careful clutter – while each surface in the image is attended to, the result is not overbearing. While I’ve found some similar products to shop this look below, think about the shape, height, weight, and color palette in this vignette when approaching styled surfaces in your own home. Being able to display memorabilia and souvenirs is a joy, and can be done beautifully when you factor in color and composition. Let me know in the comments below – what’s your favorite piece of personal decor?