White on White // My January Mantelscape

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I wasn’t quite ready to box up all my pretty floral Christmas tree ornaments just yet, so I found a new home for them on the cow skull above the fireplace… the horns to be exact. The purple and blues actually work really well against the facing dark gray walls of my living room and the lighter gray ceiling. But with my cow skull all decked out, I had to keep the rest of the decor in my mantelscape low-key. I went with an all-white color scheme to prevent a major clutter overload and keep the focal point on the flowered horns above. I already had a few white porcelain & ceramic pieces living there and added a few new ones {gifts from Alison} and then I wandered around the house scavenging white figurines and vases I thought would compliment the space. The large pots and vases around the hearth I pulled from our master bedroom. I’m constantly moving things from room to room and shelf to shelf… no object has a permanent home.

So… I’m kind of in love… for the moment anyway 😉

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Jonathan Adler – Greek Key Frame | Round vase with dots | French Bulldog Bookends | Large Buddha Head | JA – Snail box {see it here} | Areaware – Mixed Fruit Bowl by Harry Allen | ZGallerie – Pug bookend {comes with a black pug too} | Miscellaneous pots and vases around the fireplace, blue ones are vintage

* See my Christmas mantel here


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • TheBeautyFile

    January 4, 2012 |

    Beautiful!!! I love the colors and the whole feel of it!!!

  • L'art

    January 4, 2012 |

    This brought a really beautiful color to the white space!
    I think that it’s very creative and looks romantic 🙂


  • Erica

    January 4, 2012 |

    I love the white decor – it’s very relaxing!


  • my little celebration

    January 4, 2012 |

    Stunning! I love the all white with pops of bright colors. So beautiful!

  • MsGarlic

    January 4, 2012 |

    that looks amazing

  • House of Avandan

    January 4, 2012 |

    It looks amazing! Love the white on white.

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  • Lia

    January 4, 2012 |

    Looks so gorgeous. I love white porcelain as well 🙂 Beautiful job!

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    January 4, 2012 |

    I love this look… it is amazing!

  • allison

    January 5, 2012 |

    i love your style! wish i had just a hint of your creativity 🙂

  • Anna Saccone

    January 5, 2012 |

    I love it so much! <3

  • Slow Southern Style

    January 5, 2012 |

    Such a great idea, kind of looks a little Frida Kahlo. 🙂

  • Sarah Jean

    January 5, 2012 |

    The color scheme of your house makes me think of Greece. I love it.

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    So beautiful, the color is really great…

  • Alela Sirah

    January 5, 2012 |
  • Cymone

    January 5, 2012 |

    your so talented and creative hun and its so inspiring. The way you decorate your home it feels so warm and its like a breath of fresh air.

  • Wanda

    January 30, 2012 |

    Hi Maegan, I just found your blog through Craftgawker (also just discovered) I am your newest follower. I have a European mount too that gets embellished now and then. Could I get permission to share this post for my readers? It will include your blog address and link back. Thank you. Looking forward to getting more inspiration. Wanda

  • Anonymous

    July 28, 2012 |

    These are so stylish and amazing Mantelscape.
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