Winter time calls for cozier textiles and although I love a dark room, there are some that prefer a bright space. These rooms prove that you can still layer with many different fabric choices and make it just as bright and cozy for a night of hot chocolate sipping while snuggling by a fire. One surefire way is by layering rugs…
Just like Spring and Summer, we can prepare for the colder seasons by swapping out pillows and adding certain textiles to the space. Yeah I know it’s still fall but here in Milwaukee we’ve hit lows at the freezing mark (although today is going to be 60). Heavy cozy materials like tweed, plaid, corduroy, cable knit, wool, cashmere, velvet, suede & faux fur helps keep the seasons in prospective. I like the image above because despite the fabric selection the room isn’t heavy. The lighter hued walls, floor, white washed ceiling and couch keeps the space bright which we need considering the lack of sun many of us are exposed to. Sometimes the last thing you want is to get off work when it’s dark and come home to a dark room.
The brilliance that is Colin Cowie has gave me all sort of visualgams with this. From the plexiglass chairs, to the reflective table and this elegant centerpiece…everything about it has that WOW factor. The killing part of it all is, it was designed for his STAFF. Yes, Colin throws his workers a fabulous end of year party for them to show his appreciation. Sounds like my kinda company. See below for more images created by him. Indulge…
The lit table…….love it.
The sharp centerpieces remind me of icicles & glaciers, perfect for a winterwonderland tablescape.
Bold metallics consisting of bronze, gold & copper…
Pier 1 will get you a replica of this look…
Floating candles to set the mood…
Can’t have a New Years celebration without bubbly!!
New Years celebrations will be held everywhere tomorrow night and what better way to decorate for the holiday than with glitter, glam & stars. 3D constellation stars hung from fishing line would make a dramatic focal point.
Gluing down glittered stars on the floor (depending on the type of surface you have) or on the table in leu of a runner or on even on the wall in replace of a banner.
I love clear plates and most Dollar Trees have them along with wine glasses…..for $1. Very cost efficient if you’re on a budget.
Continue reading for fab food pics & edible buffet/bar ideas…
Ever see a restaurant that changes it’s interior based on the season? Well, welcome to Park Avenue NY. Captain James Cook’s travels are used as a loose design reference. They looked at the regions he had visited as a way of framing each season. For example, winter as seen above, pays homage to Cook’s adventures in the Antartic Circle. I remember as a kid I used to want to go to Antartica just to say I went. But living in Milwaukee where our winters are artic enough, I decided I’m good. LOL.
The floral blooms and grass in the plants screams SPRING which happens to be my favorite season.
Warm yellow hues brighten up the space like the sunny days of summer…
The bronze hue is picking up on the rustic woods of autumn with fallen dead leaves and bare branches…This is my favorite of the looks.
Tis the season to indulge in comfort foods & host shindigs. Here’s a fabulous tablescape I found over on hostessblog.com. These styrofoam trees are becoming quite the rage this season as I’ve posted about them before.
I love shells & starfish (have those natural elements in my bathroom) but I’ve never seen it used for holiday decor. I thought this was rather unexpected. Here are some eye candy holiday decor indulgences…
is a simple version of a tree. Not everyone is into spreading branches or the upkeep of a real tree but if you still want to get in the holiday spirit, buy a tabletop one. Getting one in a metallic color is visually more interesting than a smaller green tree.
I love the reindeer on the side of the tree.
I’ve talked about this before but hanging ornaments from ribbon in varying heights is a simple yet fun way to frame out a window, entryway or fireplace mantle.
Tis’ the Season. It’s in full swing now with the hustle & bustle of the holiday shopping. I came across some neat red & white holiday interiors, a red & white Xmas wedding & red & white interior designs. Indulge…
Usually I’m not a fan of white and red for weddings. But I really like the way this was styled.
This could be perfect for a holiday party.
I love how they didn’t stop the tablescape decor at eye level & brought the attention to the ceiling decor.
Who watches HGTV’s Color Splash with David Bromstad? *raises hand* I love the show and his out the box way of approaching design. With the show now in Miami, we really get a glimpse of how it is to take a risk and bring color in a space. Here are some designs worth indulging in not only for the holidays but everyday interiors as well…
How awesome is this whimsical space above? Kid would love this, adults would love this.