August Mantel Idea
 I came across this picture and loved everything about it so I thought I'd share it for my mantel this month.  The thing that first caught my eye were the stacked books in the fireplace opening.  Talk about a focal point!  And, such a creative way to fill the often neglected space in the off season or for a faux fireplace surround.
The elegant tufted white sofas and handmade crochet rug add even more texture to this white room.  The mantel itself looks pretty simple with a vase on either side, a trio of candles and a few books placed.  This room has a perfect balance of vintage and modern.  I love it!