At JAC we love decorating for the holidays, and christmas mantel decor in particular. As designers we strive to highlight the focal points in our homes and projects we design, and the center of almost any room is a fireplace with it’s natural warmth and canvas-like space for all kinds of design opportunities.  And while using modern fireplace decorations in any season is fun, Christmas time just turns up the volume for some eye catching ways to show off your cheery design spirit. Using all manner of seasonal fare gets you a lot of kudos in our book–try decorating your  fireplace mantel with ornaments, evergreens, pine cones, holiday figures, stockings and so much more. The variations are endless! Below are some of our favorite modern and classic holiday decor looks, see what fits for your lifestyle. Oh and Happy Holidays!