Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Like A Cozy Blanket

As winter is fast approaching, out come the blankets, pillows and slippers! Nothing says winter to me more than rich and luxurious velvets, warm colors, and cozy, layered textures. I find that decor can offer the same level of comfort and warmth, and that these great spaces are the epitome of such...

The amazing, time worn textures, wood tones and fabrics look so inviting...these are a few photos I have been saving in my inspirational file, but wanted to share with you today, as it is particularly cold and dreary out. Isn't that kitchen incredible? I adore ladders in homes, whether in a library, kitchen or closet. There's something grand, yet friendly about the room. I have a feeling that many lively family dinners take place here...

Also, thank you so much for all of the lovely comments on my previous giveaway post! Reading them brought tears to my eyes, not only for your thoughtful words of kindness, but for the words of difficulty and hope. I wish that I could send a copy of The Sartorialist to each person that left a comment. If you haven't had a chance to enter yet, no problem! I won't be drawing the winner until December 1st. Even if you already own a copy of the book, perhaps a good friend or sister might like to receive it for Christmas.

Have a wonderful Wednesday*

/image 01 via Trouvais/ image 02 scanned from Côté Sud/image 03 link//image 04 and 05 Côté Maison/


  1. oops, I am so bad at following directions! My christmas wish is for my boyfriend to get a job!

    I love the combination of rustic and glam in those interiors! Especially the room with the exposed beams and GIANT fireplace! Looooovely. Have a wonderful thanksgiving!!!

  2. Yes, tnat is a wonderful kitchen. I love the coppery and burgandy hues in the other photos too. Warm and wonderful. Its dreary here too. I'm in my comfy clothes just about to start an AutoCad drawing when I saw your tweet and couldn't resist. I hope you stop by for my holiday giveaway on Monday (the preview is up today!). Enjoy your day!
    Paula Grace

  3. this post. I was running around the house on sunday, placing throws on every chair, scented candles,forced paper whites to get ready and embrace the winter.
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Francine

  4. An incredible kitchen combining my two favorites things.....books and food. Gorgeous post.

  5. Yum. What gorgeously warm and cosy pictures =.]

  6. That bathroom is definitely up my alley. love it.

  7. these pictures are so amazing..I could spend time in every space... :)

  8. Library ladders in kitchens are becoming very popular. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but people are starting to realize how functional they are for utilizing that high up space whether it be for storage or just decorating the room. It really does open up a whole new world that used to be neglected.


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