Fireplace & Mantel

Fireplace & Mantel

Gather around the hearth! Old House Journal’s ideas for mantel design and decoration, including mantel restoration, mantel scarves, reproduction fireplaces and more.

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Considering the Mantel

Like the staircase, a mantel is a prominent millwork element that may define the style of the house, if not its date. If yours is original and fits the house, wonderful! Be respectful in any upgrading.


Decorative Fireboards

In search of a clever way to seal up fireplaces during warm weather, early homeowners came up with a delightful form of decoration that’s still with us today.






The Beauty of the Mantel

The pleasures of the hearth are both ancient and varied. Yet in colonial America, the fireplace was valued more for function than aesthetics—a fact reflected in its utilitarian appearance.


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