Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Cozy Winter Home Tours

Hi Friends, glad you're stopping by today as I'm joining in with some wonderful ladies who are sharing our take on a "Cozy Winter Home". After all the Christmas decor is stashed away it can look a little bare around the house. In January I'm ready for a more neutral look with soft and warm textures and spaces. Give me a cozy chair, a warm quilt or throw, a couple of squishy pillows, candles, a hot drink of something yummy, and of course a fire (if you can get one.) Our hostess, Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home came up with the perfect idea to get us in the mood for winter. If you came over from Marty's lovely living room decorated for winter at A Stroll Thru Life, thanks so much. Glad you're here.

I'm a believer in decorating with the seasons. And since January is winter; no way around that unless I move to Florida, that means not much color outside. Here in Missouri there are a lot of evergreens and bare branches, but no leaf color or flowers. This is the time of year to roll with the neutral colors of nature. After Christmas I like to keep out a few faux stems of evergreen boughs and branches sprinkled with pinecones and acorns.

The Hearth Room is my designated cozy space. My slipcovered sofa and chair just beckon to me to come curl up for a little nap. Adding a fire and a quilt is a sure way to drift off for a little shut eye from a busy day.

My mantel is back to pre-holiday normalcy. I placed a few mercury glass candle holders on the mantel to echo the fire and large candle glow. It's so cozy in here when the lights are low. I wish I could have captured that better in a pic.

My large Birch Wrapped candle is nestled in some moss in an antique Staffordshire ironstone tureen on my little "white and chippy" tool bench. The bench is just big enough to toast your toes in front of the fire, or set that cup of cocoa. The tray is one I painted several years ago and papered with antique French Lesson sheets under glass.

The vintage wire basket on the hearth is filled with faux evergreen branches, pinecones, and some deer shed antlers for a little more of the rustic look.

The little evergreen trees are leftovers from Christmas decor. Just because Christmas is over, doesn't mean "winter" is over. Actually, we really get our winter weather here in January and February.

I'm still using my Toile pillows from Christmas, 
but they're some of my favorites so I use them year round.

A stack of decor magazines makes it easy to sit down 
with a cup of coffee for some quick inspiration.

I didn't use my Boxwood topiaries for Christmas, but I grabbed them
for some January greenery and my artichoke chalk pieces to fill things in.
An oil painting and old empty gold oval frame even things out.

I always keep a few old books for adding a little height to a vignette.

I hope you'll continue the Home Tours by following the links below.
If you haven't visited Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home please do,
then head over to visit Christie's beautiful home at Our Southern Home.

We had a little snow on Saturday with quarter sized flakes.
No matter how old I get there is always something
magical about a snowfall.

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  1. Debra, your home looks so warm and cozy! I love the glow of all the candlelight and how you mixed in the seasonal greenery. And yes, there is something magical about a snowfall!
    Enjoy your day!

  2. You have the perfect place to cozy up on a cold winter's day. The seasonal greenery looks beautiful along with your cozy candles.

  3. I love your winter decor Debra, I think it's nice to slowly transition out of Christmas by using evergreens, sparkly whites and natural elements. Your fireplace beckons me to curl up! I left a lot of white lights in place to cheer me during January :)

  4. I can see why this would be a favorite place to curl up and enjoy. The fireplace, the greenery and that lovely candle would call my name too. Such a beautiful way to welcome winter.

  5. Love this gorgeous space to snuggle up and nap or read a good book Debra! Your blog always makes me want to look for lots of textured finds whenever I go out treasure hunting. Everything about your home feels so warm and inviting. Hugs, CoCo

  6. Debra,

    Beautiful home tour and love the basket on the hearth filled with greens and deer antlers. I like you take a queue from nature relaxing and resting. Keep it neutral.


  7. Hello Debra and happy new week. I love your woodsy theme to some of your decor. I was just over at Cindy's blog and she has lots of candles in her decor too. I am a big fan of candles in the winter. They bring warm cozy feel to a room and lots of beautiful fragrance. Love your hearth and mantel all decorated for the winter months. Really pretty Debra.

  8. I can understand why this is your cozy space. With the warm fire and all of the glowing candles, this room just is so soothing and welcoming! I love that birch wrapped candle, and your tray has sparked ideas for me! I have a tray that I think would be perfect for styling throughout the year by lifting up the glass and switching out the paper or book pages for something seasonal! Stay warm and cozy!

  9. I think this room is the coziest of cozies! I love it and would want to hang out in there all day! And night time too actually. The mercury class candle holder is so pretty and unique. I've not seen one like that. I have a long mantel too and it is hard to decorate and have it not feel empty. I love how you've done yours. Taking some lessons today.

  10. It looks like a perfect place for a winter's nap. I love all you neutrals, green and sparkly mercury glass. So pretty. We had a few flurries on Saturday too. I just wish it had stayed longer. It was wonderful touring with you.

  11. Your room looks so elegant and lovely for winter! I love the way you've layered your mantel with frames and the artichoke finials. That round birch-wrapped candle is so lovely, too. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  12. Debra,
    You cozy cottage family room is winter perfection! I love your mantel with the golds, greens and neutrals. I really llike your chair cover protectors! Great way to stylishly protect them.

  13. Debra, your home always looks beautiful, and you have styled it perfectly for the winter season. I love your mantel and coffee table vignette. Everything looks so pretty!

  14. Debra,
    I agree. . .a fire burning, candle glowing, magazines to browse through
    and a cup 'o combined with a comforting quilt
    makes this a perfect place to wind down from the busy Holiday Season.
    I adore how you layer the empty frames and artwork on the mantle!
    Thank you for always inspiring!

  15. Debra, so lovely, inviting and cozy! You have a real gift for styling a mantle, coffee table and putting together vignettes. I'm already to curl up with that quilt by your fire.

  16. Debra,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! Your home looks so lovely and so charming!! what a perfect spot to sit by the fire with a cup of tea and a good book on a cold Winter's day.... We are supposed to be getting a snow storm this weekend...

  17. Debra, your home looks so cozy and inviting! Happy to be joining you on the tour! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  18. Debra, you really know how to layer a room for maximum warmth and interest. I love an empty frame and have several that I need to use more. I love your ceiling (I know it's not a winter feature, but wanted you to know.). Cozy and comfortable room for winter ~ great job.

  19. Really cozy, Debra. You are truly (finally) home. xo

  20. Your room is so cozy and comfy, Debra. I'm sure you enjoy many evenings by that wonderful fireplace! Lucky you to have a beautiful new home to enjoy and decorate!

  21. It's all so beautiful and so cozy! I love your mantel and all the beautiful candle holders. All your lovely textiles make things seem so inviting too. I would just love to sip tea and look at all treausures!

    Thank you so much for joining the winter home tours!

  22. Oh...your room is so lovely and cozy. You have inspired me to get out my mercury glass and put on the mantel. I was needing some inspiration. I love that big candle! Just beautiful as always.

  23. Debra all of your Winter decor is just beautiful! But I have to say that your mantel is my favorite! I love your layered mirrors. I don't have a true mantel so I will live vicariously through you!

  24. I am in love with your winter home. Everything looks so warm and cozy. Your mantel and hearth is decorated so beautifully. Great winter home tour.

  25. Your home tour is so inspiring, Debra! I could grab a throw and a magazine and be in heaven for sure! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen


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