Our winter living room feels so fresh and cozy now that the holiday decor has been packed away.
White and wood is the foundation of my lakehouse/farmhouse decorating style. I am learning that I am happiest with a room when I start with white and wood and then I can add in other colours and textures. I love the fresh white of our living room walls (that really help with overcast days and early darkness), slipcovers, and white painted tables mixed with the wood tones in the flooring, dresser and vintage skis. I use black, grey, brown and off white in accessories and natural elements. Mercury glass adds a touch of sparkle.
I kept the simple wreath with a glittery beaded snowflake and linen bow hanging on the mirror above the dresser. My favourite spot to sit is the end of the sofa with the thick suede and sherpa throw.
Our living room walls are Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls and the new colour peeking in from the front entry is BM Revere Pewter (love it!). On the pedestal coffee table that I painted white, I added lots of natural wicker, burlap and string wrapped filler balls to a tray filled with pillar candles wrapped in birch.
I have been working on the stairs to the basement, tearing up carpeting and patching walls. There is still lots to do. We ordered black iron lever type door handles and hinges for the front hall bathroom and closet doors, and the basement landing door. Now I just need to install them.
Our winter living room seems 'quieter' with the Christmas decor stored, but there is still lots going on in different vignettes. I don't do minimal well lol. I added texture with the white sweater pillow (still need to finish one) and the candle cozy I knit. I like using trays and ironstone platters to corral decor items and it makes it easy to move a display too.
Besides the wreath, I kept out mercury glass in tealight holders, oval balls in the apothecary jar, and the footed bowl, plus pinecones and the white deer.
Stacks of decorating magazines and Restoration Hardware catalogs are close at hand in wire baskets. The distressed black plant stand was a $2 garage sale purchase. The grey and white striped curtains from IKEA still need to be hemmed.
I added some extra throws to the wooden crate under the end table.
The olive bucket still holds greenery, birch logs and large cones and in the evening I turn on the strand of globe lights that are tucked inside.
The footed mercury glass bowl has snowflakes etched on the sides that echoes the beaded mirrored snowflake on the wreath above.
Despite being an overcast day, the light really reflects off our snow.
With the cold January weather and snow we have been getting, coupled with some long drawn out cold viruses, we are enjoying snuggling into our warm home after a day at school and work. Our cosy living room is my favourite place to relax with family, read or do some needlework. The aquas and turquoise may reappear in Spring or summer, but for now I am enjoying this room decorated for winter.
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