Monday Mantel and Pottery Barn Giveaway

Kicking off this beautiful morning with my Monday Mantel and a $25 Pottery Barn Gift Card Giveaway!
I’ve just added a few pumpkins to my mantel for that simple seasonal change.
The lanterns and mirrors from Pottery Barn are classic enough and work well with my Autumn vision so I didn’t feel the need to replace them with anything else.
I love that.
While switching things up a bit I decided that it might be nice to offer a Gift Card to my amazing followers and readers to help get you get started with your decorating…
The nice thing about Fall is that it incorporates 2 holidays so that should give you plenty of time and decor to shop for.  :)

I love it when a mantel is the main focal point of a room.
I think when this is the case you need to decide what kind of impression you’d like to make.
My fireplace is centered smack dab in the middle of my family room and seen from all vantage points.
It’s because of this and because I adore all things symmetrical that I’ve kept the decor clean and classic.
While I love things off center or eclectic in certain spaces, I feel that my family room really embraces the symmetry of my mantel and the simple decor chosen.
It allows me the room to introduce other items in the space without appearing too busy or cluttered.
I love the small square mirrors from Pottery Barn that I’ve chosen to place above the mantel.
By grouping the smaller mirrors in a row of 3, the small space above the fireplace is perfectly filled and is far more interesting than if it was replaced by a single large mirror.
You know you’ve chosen a great decor piece when you gain added interest and texture along with a reflection of light in a space.  :)
As for the lanterns, I’ve always been a fan.
Right now I have them filled with battery charged flameless candles that turn on and off automatically each evening.
Love the pretty flickering candles and in the darker winter months they are so welcoming giving the room that much needed warm and cosy look.
I hope some of these ideas will inspire you…

Pottery Barn Gift Cards are the best because they allow you the opportunity to find that special something that works best in your own space.
Pottery Barn has so many great items for the season and I’ve been a fan of their classic yet always ‘on trend’ store for years.
That being said… I’m excited to offer a $25 Gift Card this week!

RULES – All that’s required is that you Follow me on Instagram and leave a comment here on this Post.  :)
Giveaway Ends Thursday at midnight PST. 

Fingers crossed for all those who’ve entered!




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134 thoughts on “Monday Mantel and Pottery Barn Giveaway

    1. Thanks so much Whitney! It makes me happy just entering my Family Room because of the color. Especially during the winter months. :) Hugs and have a great day! xo

  1. Love your mantel! I don’t have a fireplace but I was thinking of building an oversized shelf to look like a mantel…because I want to decorate it each season :)

    1. That’s such a great idea and so many do that! I think you’d love it Alicia. :) Thanks so much for commenting and have a great Monday! xo

  2. I absolutely love the way you’ve decorated your home. So cheerful and peaceful at the same time. I also love PB and, and I hope I win :-)

    1. Thanks Carrie. I love Cal. He is a huge part of our life as you all have noticed. Hugs to you and Good Luck! xoxo

  3. Love looking thru your blog everything looks so clean, bright and airy. I really enjoy the pictures with your sweet dog–that makes a house real!!

    1. Thanks Shelly… I feel the same way about little Cal. :) Thanks for entering and have a beautiful Monday! xoxo

    1. I know! I’m pathetic like that and with all that’s going on with Cal I feel he should be a part of everything he can. Hugs Lisa and thanks for entering! xoxo

  4. Your mantel is beautiful! The lanterns really make the look. Beautiful carpet, too (not to mention adorable dog) :)

  5. I love all your decor. I’m moving soon and your Instagram pictures are really inspiring. Always clean, neat and I love the hint of blue. And Cal always completes the picture.

    1. He does just that doesn’t he? ;) Moving is so exciting! Make it fun and explore all the ways you can make each space your own. I love doing that. :) Hugs to you Kendra and Good Luck! xoxo

  6. Beautiful mix of textures! Would love to see some suggestions for decorating a mantle that has a tv above it instead of your pretty mirrors (that was a battle I didn’t win!).

    1. My sister has that very same thing. We added 2 slightly narrow (at the bottom because her mantel is narrow) but tall lanterns that go out more as it gets taller with added dried pieces at the bottom and candles within. She changes the colors of the dried accents for each season and it’s really fun to making it interesting. At XMAS she fills the entire thing with colorful ornaments and in the fall acorns and candles. The summer gets a mix of shells with white candles and well… you get the drift. Her Lanterns are really large and also from Pottery Barn. You can make it work if you try. :) Hugs GF and Good Luck! xoxo

  7. I absolutely love your decorating techniques! My house is filled with blues and greens and looking at yours gives me confidence that I chose such awesome colors! Your such an inspiration!

    1. That is such a kind thing to say Brittany! Thank you and I really appreciate your support. :) Hugs to you and good luck! xoxo

  8. Beautiful! My great grandmother recently passed and I have been able to incorporate some of her china pieces into my fall decor. I love buying pieces that compliment what she left me.

    1. Wow Kayla. How special and how lucky that you have such loving memories and special pieces from her. I’m so sorry you lost your Grandmother.
      It’s such a hard thing to lose someone you love so much…
      Thank you so much for entering and for commenting about your beautiful Grandmother to me.
      I’m honored. Hugs! xoxo

    1. That’s wonderful Athena! Thanks so much for following me and supporting my little Blog. ;) Hugs to you and Good Luck! xoxo

  9. I have 2 mantels in my home and you inspired me with some decorating ideas for both. You have made it much easier for me since it seems like I’m always working, and I love your style! Cal is missing in the pic ;)

    1. LOL. Juleny. He ‘ALMOST’ made the cut but my friends insist on me mixing it up a bit or I swear the little guy would be in ALL. :D Thanks so much! Hugs and GOOD Luck! :) xoxo

    1. Aww… My sister has one but has 2 lanterns on the sides and fills them with all kinds of things for each season. You can still make that work. ;) Hugs and Good Luck! xo

    1. Aww… Betsy. My sister is also named Betsy so you must get it. ;) Cal is such a HUGE part of all my family. Both sides adore this one and there are a TPN of us. Hugs and thanks again… xoxo

  10. We just bought a new home and it is so bare…it’s driving me crazy!! Thanks for sharing so many fabulous decorating ideas! I really love your living room rug from Dash and Albert…I think it’s first on my list!

    1. Oh Julie I adore that rug too! It was such a great find and goes perfectly with my sofa. It holds up well too as it’s an indoor/outdoor rug but still so soft! Good Luck and thanks again! xo

  11. Your home is so gorgeous Kristy! I love following you on here and instagram, your my go to when I need some inspiration! Hope to win this giftcard so I can get started! Xoxo

  12. Oh! That fireplace! Beautiful. I love that beautiful paint color, too. My husband and I are building our first home and I think that paint color might make the cut for our color scheme. It is just fantastic.

    Thanks for doing a giveaway!

    1. Thanks Caroline! Give it a try but make sure to test it as this is a tricky one. I also took their Silver Sage light and cut it in half with their Right White. That makes it a little bluer. Test all and don’t worry… You’ll figure out what you like most in the end. Good Luck with everything! xoxo

  13. I’m loving your chic fall touches. Your posts inspire me! And I love seeing Cal; he makes me smile! Thanks for hosting a wonderful giveaway! xo

    1. He makes me smile too Kristen. :) Thanks so much for that. I really appreciate your commenting. Have a wonderful week! xoxo

    1. You are sooo sweet Adriane. I really appreciate the support and sweet comment. Hugs to you and thanks again. :) xoxo

  14. I am still in love with this fireplace! The white rock is such a bright much more modern look. I can’t wait to update mine!!

    1. You’ll have to show me when you do Melanie! I’m thrilled I finally did it one Saturday afternoon! :D Have a beautiful Tuesday and thanks again! xoxo

  15. Just started following you on Instagram a few weeks ago! Love your clean and fresh look :) and how you are adding a fall flair in your color scheme! Keep up the beautiful work.

  16. I’m with you – I try to just make small tweaks to my mantel instead of switching the whole thing up! But I’m working around a tv… As always, your home is gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity!

    1. Thanks Cindy! Isn’t it so much easier that way? ;) You are so sweet. Thanks for the comments and Good Luck! :) xoxo

  17. I love your decorating style! Your mantel gives me such inspiration for decorating mine, I just moved into a new house and can’t wait to start and incorporate Fall as well!

  18. I love your mantel and your style (and Cal!). The pumpkins add the perfect fall touch – will be looking for some for my entry table this weekend.
    Thanks for doing these fun giveaways!

  19. I love your colors. I have gone with darker blues and greens but I love how light your house looks! Oh, and now I’m following you on insta.

  20. I love the way you decorate. Beautiful and simple. I tell my husband that I want our future home to look just like yours!

  21. I love your decorating style. Clean lines with the right amount of color. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Hugs to Cal.

  22. I love your dog and he is everywhere in so many pictures. You’ve made me to add some fall touches to my house, front door! Thanks for doing the giveaway. Your home is always beautiful and I all things: design, taste, the mirrors, furniture and lanterns! It looks so surreal, light and fresh!

    1. Really so sweet of you Larisa… Cal is definitely a love bug! :) Hugs to you and thanks so much for entering! xoxo

    1. Thank you Jill! I need to keep it that way to just get myself motivated. ;) Really appreciate your feedback! Good Luck and Hugs! xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Dandi! It’s just a little but that is what works best for me. Have a great day and thanks again for commenting! xoxo

  23. Beautiful symmetry and welcoming decor. I have been following your posts and love that your ever changing decor looks natural, not overly rigid. Flexibility is key in home decor

    1. Love that Christine… Such a beautiful way to describe it. Thank you!!! Have a great Thursday and thanks again for commenting! Hugs xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Sarah! I really appreciate all the comments and support. :) Have a wonderful day and Good Luck! xoxo

  24. I have been wanting to put in a white fireplace mantel in my living room for some time. This photo is very inspiring!

    1. Yay! So glad you like it Amber… Thanks for taking the time to enter the Giveaway! :) Hugs and Good Luck! xo

  25. I love the classic look of the with the white pumpkins. It’s elegant, classy, and not overdone. Beautiful! Happy Fall.

  26. Your home is lovely and Cal is just adorable. I love the fact that you painted the fireplace, would like to do that as well if I could convince the “hubs” not easy.
    So glad that I stumbled across your Gallery on Instagram. Very inviting & inspiring! Thank you for sharing! Looking forward to more wonderful posts.
    Nice to meet you!
    BTW.. You live in a gorgeous city, we visited a few years ago… Loved it!

    1. Thanks Barbara! How great that you’ve been out this way… We love the area that we live in. Do what you can to convince your husband because mine is so glad that I did it. We’ve never been a real big fan of the color of the rock and I figured I didn’t have anything else to lose. ;) I hated it that much!! Have a great night and thanks so much for commenting.

    1. Thanks Angelyn! I live for these colors. ;) Have a great night and thanks so much for commenting! Hugs and Good Luck! xo

    1. Thanks so much Steph! That’s so great to hear. I’m always inspired by others on Pinterest and Instagram as well. I appreciate your support and I wish you all the luck. xo

  27. Hooray, what a lovely giveaway you are hosting! I am keeping my fingers crossed, as a fun, new treat from Pottery Barn could make all the difference in my cozy little condo! In particular, I’m loving their chunky, textured throw blankets and glamorous mercury glass candles- both items seem to graciously welcome in the new season and add warmth to any home.
    Best of luck to all! :)
    Ps- I must tell you that we are practically neighbors! I was born and raised here in Walnut Creek. Isn’t this area the best?!

    1. Hi Courtney! Thanks so much! I know… Pottery Barn has some amazing things! I love that store and yours in Walnut Creek is my absolute favorite. Have a great night and thanks so much again for entering! xoxo