Today I’d like to show you how I’ve been using Mark Hearld’s clever art cards to add character to a mantelpiece or shelf…
I absolutely love Mark Hearld’s work, and though I’m yet to afford any large artworks, I love to collect his 3D cards which are available for under £5. I have several of them now and they make a wonderful focal point for a mantelpiece – at a very affordable price. This hare design caught my eye the other day and I love the Autumnal colours.
Start off with your card – this time I flattened mine against my mirror, but they are designed to be displayed at an angle. I secured it to the mirror with a little blu-tak.
Arrange your objects around it – start with larger items first. This is a lovely scented candle I picked up at the weekend.
Begin to arrange your smaller items and add some interest with fresh flowers. These are sweetpeas from the garden, but I plan to replace them with something more Autumnal soon – perhaps my dried Allium heads.
Play around with your textures – I love the juxtaposition of this needle felt Robin with the detail of the sea urchin.
Here are some other ideas for displaying Mark Hearld cards around the house…
I buy my Mark Hearld cards from my local bookshop, Topping and Company.
They’re also available to buy online here.
If you fancy a Mark Hearld print shirt – then Boden have got a beautiful one in their new Autumn range. I was about to buy it yesterday, but hesitated, and it sold out in my size. You snooze, you lose.
What are your inexpensive styling favourites?