When we moved into our cottage we knew we’d be fitting a wood burning stove, complete with a traditional mantle piece, as quickly as possible (You can read all about the renovation here)
A focal point for the room, we’ve never regretted our addition. A log fire is wonderfully cosy in winter, and not that we’re even thinking of moving, but it has the bonus of adding value to our home if and when we do wish to sell.
Choosing the mantle itself, there was no question that it needed to have as much depth as possible. I love using it to display candles and photos, switching round the styling as the seasons change.
With the bulbs in the garden finally shooting up, Spring is well and truly on the way, so when Cox & Cox got in touch with their new range it was the perfect opportunity to freshen up our mantle.
The new additions to their collection are just gorgeous. Simple and unique, Cox & Cox’s hand-picked homeware is the perfect way to update your home.
Instantly drawn to their set of three copper hanging frames, I love how versatile they are. While perfect for photos, they can also feature mementos or a few pressed blooms. I’ve popped in a stem of gypsophilia for now, but as the warm weather continues I can see it being swapped out for beautiful sweet peas.
Also available in silver, they’d be a lovely gift. I can just imagine them at Christmas, displaying traditional cards with sprigs of holly at their base.
Their Verdigris Filigree Lanterns are stunning when lit, with the laser cut design allowing candlelight to stream through at dusk. I’ve been switching things up a little, using the largest of the two as a vase, popping a kilner jar in the middle to hold some daffodils. Our walls are painted sage green, so the blue-green toned Verdigris patina matches beautifully.
I like to keep our mantle simple, with just a few carefully chosen pieces taking the spotlight. If you’re looking for accessories that are just that little bit different, it’s well worth having a look at Cox & Cox for pieces that are anything but run of the mill.