Your home and winter décor
I love the clothes, the warm smells and all the textures. The layering with cute jackets and sweaters, the boots/booties and scarfs! (I love dressing up an outfit with a cute scarf!) I always go and get the latest fall/winter (Bath and Body) plug ins that smell of pine and eucalyptus to bring the outdoors in. Then it’s all the décor! When I warm up my home for the cold months of the year, I do several things, check out the video below to get a glimpse into the process.
Throws. I love adding comfy throws over my back of my sofa and throughout my home. The sofa throw is mine for the evenings spent watching a Netflix series we are obsessed with. You will find a basket of throws rolled up in my den for extras if friends and family need one. Placing a throw over the arm of a chair in the spare bedroom brings warmth and coziness for that homey vibe you want your guests to feel.
Then, its pillows! I love pillows! I change mine twice a year because I feel that fall/winter is a season and spring/summer is another. I realize several of you love to decorate your homes for each holiday but as a Designer the novelty items just throw off the rhythm of my home, so I stick with the two seasonal changes per year. Only changing the entire aesthetic for Christmas, my favorite holiday. So, with pillows, I change them to warm seasonal colors and soft cozy textures. One thing I want to point out is that I usually encourage my clients to purchase the big upholstered items such as a sofa or sectional in a neutral. A neutral can be a taupe, linen, gray, blue etc. If your sofa is neutral, it makes changing the pillows seasonally much easier. When picking pillows, I want to have a nice solid, a texture and a print. These three in combination with each other will bring the space balance and interest. Have fun with a mix of fabrics, think outside your safe box! Be creative, BE YOU!
Wreaths. Texture is my weakness, so placing seasonal wreaths in my home is a must! When I have time, I use my creativity and make them myself, I get a big grapevine wreath and add eucalyptus and dried flowers. It’s fun and inexpensive. Then, there are the gorgeous ones you can purchase through your favorite store, which can be pricier but always worth the cost if you store the appropriately and reuse them every season change. I use wreaths over beds, hang them on mirrors and on my kitchen vent hood. The obvious place to hang a wreath is on your door, which I always have one on mine 365 days of the year. There is nothing more welcoming than a beautiful wreath on the front door when coming up to a home. But I even put one on the inside of the front door, have you ever tried that? It gives the entry way a little something extra and I personally love it. Have fun with them and think again, outside the box.