Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Cottage Feel

A warm setting, a wealth of textures and plenty of comforts at hand.

As Autumn is in full swing here, I am on the hunt for a myriad of textures to warm up my space. Don't get me wrong, primarily I prefer a simplified, more clean space, but for Fall, I tend to crave some extra warmth. Textures like linen, taffeta, faux fur, velvet, etc. add such visual layers of comfort and appeal. While going though past magazines this last weekend, I came across this beautiful piece about textures—exactly the inspiration needed—and a soft, neutral backdrop is the perfect start to these spaces. Quite easy on the eyes, it can pull together pretty, aged florals, more masculine, subtle stripes, cashmere, and even lacy bedroom attire. The contrast in material pattern and feel offers the ability for one to feel at ease—enough to put your feet up and rest after a long day of work...

The English Home, April '05, by: Emma Lee


  1. Layering up in comforting textures is the best thing about this time of year. Right now I'm on the hunt for the perfect winter coat.

    Enjoy the rest of your day gorgeous. xo

  2. I love that couch and ottoman. It does look nice and cozy. The sweet dog doesn't hurt the look, either.

  3. I agree, it is easy on the eyes - I love it. I especially like the dishes, which would be perfect for some warm fall comfort food.

  4. lovely post! i love the prints/textures.

  5. Sarah,
    I love everything about this post! Browns and neutrals are my favorites, and you have outdone yourself here. Love it!

  6. Ooh! The textures in these photos just pop. I agree with you, for fall I am craving a pair of faux fur pillows to warm up my sofa...and I think I may have spotted them in HomeSense just the other day!!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Sarah :)
    Nancy xo

  7. Hello Sarah,
    I love this post,the autumn is here in the air in your inspiring pictures: colors,light and textures,
    Have a nice day,

  8. Lovely, especially the bedroom. I've also been thinking of adding a lot of textures--faux fur, silk velvet and shearling to my bedroom. Beautiful inspiration!


  9. Beautiful textures and shades of fall. Lovely post Sarah xx

  10. This post is so beautiful! I love the floral fabric on the ottoman.

  11. Amanda -- when I saw it, I actually thought of you instantly! Didn't you have a pretty floral pattern on your twitter background once before? Glad you like it :)

  12. Wish I could transport myself into these images. What a lovely post Sarah!

  13. So lovely Sarah! Wow... what a wonderful place this would be for the weekend!


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