This fireplace mantel was quite a challenge on the design side. When I went to meet with the customer, she was uncertain of what she wanted. All she was sure about is that she wanted it white, not too ornate and that she wanted the height and width dimensions to be the same as the existing piece. Her existing piece was a poorly made, warped and very narrow hanging shelf mantel with no decorative legs.
Throughout the initial consultation I asked her a number of questions and observed the styles and designs of her furniture and mill work in her home. This gave me some clues as to how to design the fireplace mantel in such a way to meet her expectations and compliment its surroundings.
I must admit the customer was very skeptical and called me several times throughout the project to question my design. But, when I arrived for the installation, her apprehensions melted away and she was very pleased with what she saw. To see more pictures of her fireplace mantel, go the the Fireplace mantels tab in the Gallery and click on Montgomery Mantel.