Winter Great Room

1.22.2019

Did y'all have a nice long holiday weekend? It got really cold here and I stayed in, made a fire, and binged some Netflix. For some reason when it's cold and dreary out I get lazy. I guess we all need some lazy days.

This is our coldest week so far, but that's no problem. The house is winter ready and today I'm sharing the winter great room. Some might think that having light walls and furniture that the room would feel cold, but with a few simple decor items that add texture the room feels warm and cozy.
Come on in.




It was so easy to cozy this room up. I added some pillows with great texture and the knitted throw.

I normally add darker colored pillows this time of year, but I'm loving lighter and calmer this year.

The faux fur pillows were deeply discounted on line at Restoration Hardware last month and the off white ones were on sale from Pottery Barn. I never pay full price unless it's an antique piece I find and I just have to have it. Normally those are bought at discounts, too.



I filled the urn with antler sheds for Christmas and left them. Those add needed texture, too.

Coffee table is very simple with stacks of books, the vintage tian bowl and a sedum plant that is surprisingly still thriving since September.



I did use one dark pillow in this chair by the fireplace. Favorite chair and pillow.



I shared the diy framed art in this post. I'm hoping Mr. Savvy beefs up the mantel pretty soon. It isn't deep enough to set anything larger on so he said he would fix it. He built this mantel when we built the house twenty four years ago.



Over on the French cupboard I filled the confit pot with some faux olive branches for more texture.



A throw in this vintage bulb basket is within easy reach when the mister gets chilly in his chair and believe me he uses it nightly.

This is a shot I shared on my instagram the other night with our first fire this winter.


Here's to staying cozy and warm.


23 comments:

  1. Your room does look cozy. I love the pillows and throws. We have a gas fireplace and we use it every day.

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  2. Oh Kim it all looks beautiful. May I ask where you purchased your couch? I am done with Ethan Allen and need advice on where I can purchase a good quality couch. Thank you so much. I love your home.

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    1. Well, I'm afraid mine is from Ethan Allen. I love ours, but won't buy from them again. It took twice as long to get it as they said.

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    2. Thank you Kim. I know it takes so long and when I had a problem with my couches and the fabric wearing, along with the pillows, they would not help me at all. Only to find out from my decorator three years later that indeed the fabric was pulled and the pillows all defects and they stopped using them. I spent $9000 on them and have disliked them for years. They never told me that many other customers complained. SInce Ethan Allen did my entire home, I thought they would cover me but they did not. But...I have to say your couch is beautiful .Thank you for sharing this.

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  3. Kim, your room looks absolutely delightful! That fire going is so heartwarming, makes me want to have one going tonight. Oh and Ethan Allen takes forever!!!

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  4. Beautiful as always! Can't wait to see your new mantel.
    ~Des

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  5. Kim,
    Love the faux fur pillows on your sofa! I got lucky and found a high end mohair kidney pillow from HomeGoods several years ago and wish I could find another. I always use faux fur throws during the winter as well. I brought out some of my faux orchids to lighten things up during the darker winter days and left out my white pair of reindeer and will dress them up for Valentines.

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  6. Those faux olive branches look so real. I am ordinarily not a fan of faux, but those could convert me! As always, I feel as though I could walk through the screen and join you. Such great photography, and you room doesn't look a bid cold!

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  7. Your Great Room is so inviting Kim. Visual treat.
    Joy

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  8. Everything looks cozy and beautiful. I so miss having a fire place. Yours looks so warm and nice.
    Our temps are barely above zero and we are getting slammed again with freezing rain and snow. I need a nice fireplace!!! Love it all Kim.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  9. Kim,
    I love seeing your photos! I will soon be putting hardwoods in my family room and I love your area rug. Is it sisal? Comfortable to walk on? I love the look but I'm afraid it will be too hard.

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    1. Pam, it's from Pottery Barn and I it's either sisal or jute and no I would not call it comfortable. It's not bad barefooted though.

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  10. Such an inviting and cozy room! I love your confit pot. It is my favorite of all I have seen with those nice brown streaks! I am still searching for one that I like but have not found any to measure up to yours.

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    1. Vicki, those are actually lines of the tera cotta under the yellow glaze that got missed. All these pots are different. Just choose one you like.

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  11. Hi Kim,
    Beautiful as always, my husband loves your coffee table and we were wondering where you purchased that? Love looking at your beautiful home. Thank you!

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    1. Donna, it's from Ethan Allen. Caught it on sale a few years ago. I think they still carry it since each piece is made after you order it. Thanks

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  12. So cozy and comfortable looking. Love it all.

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  13. Very cozy. Do you have a t.v in this room? I never realized that your mantel wasn't very deep. You've done a good job decorating around the issue. Beautiful pillows.

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    1. Katie, the t.v. is to the left of the fireplace. I have shown it in other posts before. Thanks

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  14. This is such a cozy beautiful space, Kim! I love all of the textural elements you have added to make things so comfortable!

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  15. You have a beautiful home. May I ask where you got your rug that's under dining room table?

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  16. Oh the room does not feel "cold" at all...with the beautiful accessories and warm woods all carefully curated to make the room feel beautifully cozy... Love the view of the fire...I miss a wood burning fireplace! Can't wait to see what Mr. Savvy does with the fireplace!

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