Fireplace season is upon us, if you’re lucky enough not to need one in winter, it can be fun to style it up in offbeat ways. One of my favorites is to stack it with books! I’ve heard of a popular London interior designer who keeps his stove filled with shelter magazines (and relies on takeout, obviously!) and I love the idea of relocating those overflowing bookshelves to an empty fireplace. And a mantel doesn’t just have to be for candles and boughs, I am loving these elegant takes on fireplace and mantel decor!

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