Although our fireplace isn't working, it's still my favourite feature of our apartment and the decorative heart of our home. It's an area with no purpose other than to be pretty, and I kind of love that about it. A good mantle piece vignette is an exercise in editing - my favourite way to style mine right now is clean and fresh with just few favourite framed artworks, casual cut flowers in vintage bottles, (I'm crazy about giving and receiving a bunch a sweetpeas as a hostess gift), some bushy greenery on the side for softness, and enough candles to make the whole space glow when the sun goes down.

Catherine Roberts