Dream Mantle

Dream Mantle
Here is a fireplace redo for your viewing pleasure. This fabulous mantle comes to us from Mikael from Starter Home to Dream Home. She went for a “less is more” approach in the tile department and ripped out those big boring tiles in favor of smaller more colorful tiles, which make a way bigger impact. And the new moulding is the perfect finishing touch, making it look like an honest to goodness mantle, and not a fireplace jammed into a random corner. 
Spelling question: Mantel or Mantle? From what I hear, they’re both right…



  1. February 23, 2010 / 1:29 AM

    Both are technically right. However, when I see ‘mantle’, I usually think of a cloak, such as a ‘cloaked in a mantle of darkness’.

    The fireplace looks 100 times better after!


  2. February 23, 2010 / 1:48 AM

    I actually like both of them!

  3. February 23, 2010 / 1:49 AM

    Very Pretty, Interestin, I just redid my fireplace. Besides being in the middle of the room, our before pictures are almost identical, even the color of brown paint! I love seeing your before and afters! I spell it mantel.

  4. February 23, 2010 / 4:07 AM

    Very nice, beautiful job well done.

  5. February 23, 2010 / 6:02 AM

    I think it’s beautiful. I wonder what is going to go above it now — will the TV go back up there?

  6. February 23, 2010 / 12:52 PM

    The after is not awkward like the first one and I LOVE the tile chosen. Very nice job.

  7. February 23, 2010 / 4:01 PM

    Love it!!! I have a corner fireplace as well and want to do something different. Very inspirational!

  8. February 25, 2010 / 4:36 AM


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