Mantels are a favorite place to display beautiful swags and candlesticks which often provide a theme
to the holiday decor in the home. The photo below highlights a swag of multi-colored glass balls and a collection of white vases. Note how the balls repeat the colors of flowers in the painting while the vases reference the white sofas. The second mantel announces the homeowner's love of music with the candles and simpler display of natural greens. The third mantel showcases the homeowner's paper artistry and craft skills with the two wreaths flanking the stag head in a refreshing green and white color scheme.
Tablescapes can be sparkling and dramatic like the gold and silver display below. The candles and cone trees are artfully placed in varying heights for a glamourous centerpiece. In contrast, the following photo presents the beauty of unadorned flowers for an equally dramatic but natural setting. Both are good examples of the designer's skill in repeating the same elements in a stunning pattern.