The MANTEL Story
Karen McClelland founded MANTEL to celebrate artists, their work and the creative process. After ten years of teaching art and helping students grow as ceramicists, Karen brings an eye for design and craftsmanship to curating a collection of homewares and lifestyle products. But the endeavor is a family affair, with Karen's husband David completing much of the interior build-out and playing an instrumental role in adding a vintage vibe. Their 9-year-old son Lewis brainstormed the name MANTEL.
Located in a historical building that was recently refurbished, MANTEL reflects the grit and glam of the Kenton neighborhood, where the family has lived since 2005. The store's eclectic mix of products ranges from modern ceramics and jewelry to rebuilt mid-century radios. This collaboration of styles and eras is a direct extension of the couple's aesthetic. While Karen curates the new and modern, David enjoys restoring, reclaiming and reimagining. Together, a marriage of old and new has evolved and thrived, resulting in a fresh mix of highly designed minimal decor alongside pops of vintage-glam and rustic.
Stop by, explore MANTEL, and find a maker you love.