Nooks and Crannies: Tiny, Cozy Spaces to Get You Through Winter

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The crappiest part of winter is upon us, and if you live in a cold climate I bet you feel a little like me.  You just want to be cozy.  Nothing sounds better to me right now then a hot cup of coffee (or glass of wine) snuggled up by a fire with some good reading material.  Creating built in reading nooks, window seats or even daybeds is such a fabulous way to add charm to your home and create extra enjoyable space within very small square footage.

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A Decorative Palette Cleanser.

Immediately following the holidays I always find myself craving clean, calm and crisp environments.  Out with excess and busy details of the holiday season and in with simplicity.  We’ve already given the heave-ho to all all Christmas decor and I’m the process of editing everything down in our home (and my wardrobe).  As a visual palette cleaners, here is an amazing monochromatic space (via this French blog) that really OWNS the black and white look.  Right down to the children’s room.  I love how this looks, but it would be so hard to not let ANY color into my space I think.  But I love the way it looks and keeps everything neat and tidy looking, even if it’s not!

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Fall Favorites

Hi everyone.  So they are still working on the crazy issues with getting all my goods live today- fingers crossed! You can shop some pillows and all the candles here right now, with more to come (and a maybe even a restock of some of the sold out ones, so keep checking back if you missed out yesterday!)  In the meantime, I wanted to share some of my fall favorites since this is my most faaaaaaaaavorite time of year.  The cool air and changing colors and coziness is just the BEST and the whole reason I live in New England.  I get a total high off this season.

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1. // 2. it may be #basic, but i love me some pumpkin spice! // 3. // 4. // 5. i just got these stemless wine glasses- they are the prettiest i’ve seen // 6. the coolest leather baskets // 7. // 8. // 9. i’m obsessed with this sweatercoat // 10. // 11. whoops. // 12. // 13. one of my cozy fall candle scents- Sweet Smoke is perfect for fall! // 14. // 15. YUM // 16. a cozy, warm fall scent // 17. // 18. // 19. looks so much like a Chloe bag without the Chloe price!// 20. // 21.

 

A House Chock Full of Personality

Amanda Brooks (former creative director of Barney’s and author of I ♥ Your Style and Always Pack A Party Dress )has her England home featured in the new Arch Digest and it’s such a fun, personal, collected space that really speaks to the beauty of individual style.  I love that this space looks lived in, loved and decorated over time.  Nothing too perfect or precious, just a gorgeous celebration of this family’s particular brand of cool.  I’m so over perfection. In so many ways.  In a world ripe with Pinterest-worthy everything and Instagram-filtered reality I crave more realness from people.  This home is a nice example.

This makes me a tad obsessed with the idea of getting a striped chesterfield sofa for some reason.
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Monochromatic Marvel (and it’s a rental!)

I LOVED this House Beautiful story about Jill Weeks’ home in Charleston this month.  After devouring the pictures of the perfectly curated space I could not believe my eyes when I read it was a RENTAL!?  First of all, how does one find a rental that looks like THIS? And secondly, I love that she went all out with her decor despite only planning to live here a little over a year.  Take a peek at her masterful mix of modern and traditional decor and then see how to get the look yourself at the end!

The black and white flag just makes the exterior THAT much cooler.
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