Smouldering Sexy Fireplace Mantels to Heat Up Your Night



A sexy fireplace mantel Laurel?


Well, sure. Fireplaces are romantic by nature, right?

And what is the sexiest color?

Why, black, of course!

This final post in the series is going to feature a lot of painted wooden fireplace mantels, black, gray and other colors and a few special wood stains. And then we can put this baby to bed. If you missed parts I and II you can find them here and here.

OH!!! By the way, if you haven’t seen this already, I started my first group board over on pinterest about fireplace mantels that will make you plotz. If you’d like to be a pinner on that board and you’re on pinterest, please send me a note on pinterest and I can add you.

 Let’s begin with some black fireplace mantels


 Lonny Mag

I’m not sure if I would ever have the courage to do this myself, but it sure is handsome.

black-fireplace-mantelsMartha Stewart

I love the enigmatic feel of this vignette.

Aerin Lauder

Not sure if this is actually wood or stone, but it’s wonderful in any case.


Katie Ridder’s designs are always fun and sophisticated with just a touch of quirk.

fireplace-mantelsSteven Gambrel

smexy. :]

black-fireplace-mantelsJK Place Capri designed by Michele Bonan

Yes, this one is  stone unless it’s faux stone, but it’s black so I put it in here.

black-fireplace-mantelsJohn Dransfield & Geoffrey Ross via: Lonny

This one must be stone too, otherwise, most unsafe!

black-fireplace-mantelsMegan Winters

Notice how the TV disappears?

painted-fireplace-mantels-libraryMeredith Heron

Love Meredith’s library with the deep lacquer blue cases and fireplace mantel. Cute doggie too!

painted-fireplace-mantelsGreet Lefevre via Velvet and Linen

Another classy library/office painted in a khaki shade.

Alright, that’s it for the painted mantels–for now. I have some wonderful stained wood ones to show you.

wood-fireplace-mantelsGiannetti Home

Warm and traditional with a touch of modernity.

wood-fireplace-mantelsPhoebe Howard

horse-paintingArtist: Sir Alfred James Munnings “Portrait of Mrs. Margaretta Park Frew Riding” via: The Paper Mulberry

I came across this in my travels and just had to put it in here because I adore the colors!

wood-fireplace-mantelsPhoebe Howard


Again, a decorative mantel by Phoebe Howard.

And now, back to paint; not white or black or navy, but other shades just as nice.

painted-fireplace-mantelsChristine Dovey

For more of this spectacular makeover, please check out this blog post over at This is Glamorous. [and then come right on back!] It’s such a beautiful home that was phenomenally ordinary before Christine got her talented hands all over it! This pale shell pink is so outstanding. And can you believe that she added every single bit of moulding? It looks like it was there for a 100 years!


Phoebe Howard

painted-fireplace-mantelsSimo Design

Beautiful peacock-blue looks fresh in this room.

painted-fireplace-mantelsInside Design

Handsome treatment of this mantel and surround. Love the honed absolute black marble and the herringbone brick pattern. The white is pretty, but if it is a real fireplace, how does it stay that way?


 Giannetti Home

Love this charming small fireplace which I could see in a summer home or small cottage. Love how they painted everything all one pale shade of gray. Lovely.

 Loi Thai Tone on Tone

Above and below by Loi Thai of Tone on Tone. I frequently post his work. I just love it. And OH! He is putting his home on the market! For more of that please look here.


 Love how Loi styled this pretty mantel.

Mantels are wonderful because they can become an ever-changing canvas for our cherished items.

Please have a wonderful, warm weekend!


  • Laurel Bern - January 12, 2015 - 8:15 PM

    Hi Nicole! Thanks for stopping by! I love that image too! I was once in a house where the entire home was done like that except for a white kitchen. It was incredible!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - January 12, 2015 - 7:59 PM

    Love the fireplace and wall color in the second photograph. I’m a sucker for upholstered/tufted chairs and dark walls, love.ReplyCancel

  • Patty Day - January 9, 2015 - 6:32 PM

    Everything Loi does is Perfection!!ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - January 12, 2015 - 8:16 PM

      Hi Patty! I love Loi dearly. I’m always joking that we were separated at birth. haha!ReplyCancel