A Holiday Style Guide for your next fireplace mantle.
Sometimes the cool things we get to design ("get to", meaning "not entitled to" but rather the glorious recipient of cool ideas) never make it off the design boards. We go through iterations and layering to create that customized look. There are situations where the best of ideas are chopped because of budget, timing, or even material selection. I always say that design is a negotiation of all those things.