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Urban Nest Design Tip of the Week: Mugs from Mantel

 Handled mug options by Beanpole Pottery (Portland), Wolf Ceramics (Portland), Pawena (Los Angeles), Mimi Ceramics (Portland).

 Handled mug options by Beanpole Pottery (Portland), Wolf Ceramics (Portland), Pawena (Los Angeles), Mimi Ceramics (Portland).

Elevating Your Kitchen's Style with Mugs from Mantel

In this series, we share simple DIY solutions for maximum design impact, brought to you by our very own Agent Andy Barlow.


Sometimes good design is all about the small things. It’s easy to get caught up in all the large objects going into a space, but it’s important to remember to take time on every detail, no matter how small. This week’s design tip is coffee mugs. Choosing the right mug will not only make your shelving look perfectly curated, it will make you enjoy your coffee more, and maybe even enjoy doing the dishes more. If you’re like me, a mug is the first thing you grab in the morning - so, think of choosing a nice mug as an investment into your daily routine. The mugs seen here are all available to purchase at Kenton’s hottest boutique: Mantel. And the best part, these are all made here on the west coast (and all but one is made in Portland!).

Tumbler style and Espresso mug options by Candy Relics (Portland), Pawena (Los Angeles), Wolf Ceramics (Portland), Tamara Bryan (Portland)  (Bonus design tip: these non-handle mugs also make for very cute small planters, perfect for succulents!) 

Tumbler style and Espresso mug options by Candy Relics (Portland), Pawena (Los Angeles), Wolf Ceramics (Portland), Tamara Bryan (Portland) 

(Bonus design tip: these non-handle mugs also make for very cute small planters, perfect for succulents!) 

Urban Nest's Design Tip of the Week is written by our own Agent Andy Barlow. He divides his time between real estate and interior design, meaning that he can help you buy a house and decorate it too. Ready to take the leap into a more comfortable space for you and your family? Get in touch with Andy here