Holiday Hearths

Marvelous mantle decorations match existing room decor for a creative Christmas flair.


Looking for some inspiration to brighten up your hearth for the holidays? These four hearths are bursting with creative color. Homeowner Melissa Haupt states that she typically decorates with the traditional green and red colors for Christmas. However, this year her home is one of the four homes on the Deck the Halls of Glennon Homes Christmas Tour presented by St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles. Melissa turned to interior decorator Patti Porter for ideas and inspiration. "I told Patti to come and sprinkle Christmas all over my house," said Melissa. The award-winning, four-year-old home designed by Mitchell Wall Architecture and Design and built by R.G. Ross features three fireplaces that set the stage for a creative Christmas theme. 


Style Tip: Match your holiday design to existing décor. Icy eucalyptus leaves and snowy stems match the soft color pallet of this master bedroom. White ginger jars nestled into pine stems on top of the armoire add subtle texture around the room. 


This see-through fireplace anchors the kitchen on one side and the great room on the other side. The back-to-back mantles have an intentional asymmetrical design; each mantle's left side is decorated based on the existing theme of the room. However, as you walk from the great room into the kitchen, the mantle décor seems to "wrap" around the entire fireplace. So clever! 

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Both the fireplace mantle and the kitchen pendants are adorned with lemons and oranges wrapped in cedar and eucalyptus leaves to embrace the feeling of happy holiday gatherings around the center island. 


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This large room beckoned for a grand hearth design. Giant green baubles draw attention to the hearth that glows with touches of gold. The single navy-blue bauble is a nod to the existing blue and white kitchen around the corner. 

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