Wednesday, January 18, 2023

A Cozy Winter Mantel and Hearth Room

Hey Friends, welcome to the Cozy Winter Home Tour hosted by our friend, Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home. If you've come from Marty's place, A Stroll Thru Life then Hello, so glad you've come by.

Anytime I hear the word "Cozy" along with winter, I automatically think about climbing under a comfy warm blanket by the fire. My favorite "cozy" spot is here in the Hearth Room which is part of our open plan kitchen. The previous owners were using this area as a dining area, but as soon as I walked into this space I knew that I'd use it as a casual sitting area. It's not a large space, but that's one of the reasons I think of it as "cozy".

We purchased this slipcovered sofa, chair and ottoman in an off-white heavy linen/canvas type fabric when we bought this house. They work perfectly as a neutral base for seasonal decorating. I change up the vibe in this room multiple times a year by changing up quilts, blankets and pillows. This winter I'm using some of my wool and Tartan plaid blankets. I did a post on these great winter decor accessories this last weekend and you can read that post here.

I made an easy transition from Christmas to winter on the mantel this year. Here's a pic of my Christmas mantel which is basically the same elements minus the evergreen branches and red berries. I was using two grapevine cones painted white, which were replaced with another set of winter topiaries in faux cedar. The metal house lanterns, ironstone pitchers and a framed French canvas stayed put.

Christmas 2022

January 2023

My very old pressed paper goose decoy also stuck around, I just changed out his grain sack ribbon from red stripes to black stripes. He still has a fluffy evergreen nest in the old copper boiler here on the hearth. 

I found this wonderful framed grain sack fabric late last fall on Etsy, and knew it would be a piece I could use throughout the year with a Country French feel. 

I usually like to do more neutrals after Christmas, but this year I decided to bring out a few of my wool blankets and wool Tartan throws. And because there is a bit of red in the blankets I'm using these rusty red toile pillows. I didn't want to do "Christmas Red", but this is a darker brownish red that didn't make me feel like Christmas decor was out again. 

I love the brown and cream with the deep red on the toile.

This is a current Pendleton blanket that I bought new several years ago, and I'm using it with my Burberry look-alike Thomson Plaid Tartan from Scotland that I bought last year. The brown plaid throw is vintage from Faribo.

This large floral needlepoint pillow was found years ago at a vintage market.

My bare evergreen "Christmas tree" is still out so I can enjoy it a few more weeks until spring. It's hard to give up the "twinkle", especially on a gray, cold day.

My TV is hiding inside the antique armoire.

You might see my ticking quilt peeking out from under the throw. I love mixing patterns and ticking goes with almost everything.

A large 3 wick birch bark candle gives an added level of cozy to the atmosphere. It's setting in a lidless Staffordshire ironstone tureen. I never leave these candles going when I'm not around. They may look rustic, but they are also flammable.

Thanks so much for coming by. We hope that you're having fun this winter and finding some inspiration that fits for your decor style. We hope you'll continue the Hop and take a peek at what our friends are up to for "after Christmas" winter decor. Head on over to visit our friend Laura at Decor to Adore.

Here are more Cozy Winter Decor Tours;
Cozy Winter Home Tour                                        
Keeping it Cozy in my Winter Hearth Room

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  1. Oh Debra everything looks so warm and welcoming around your winter hearth. I love the addition of the toile and tartan. The rustic candle is fabulous. Stay cozy!

  2. This makes me want to snuggle up ASAP Debra! I love all the cozy touches you've added to your hearth room. It's amazing how just trading out a little bit of greenery and berries changed the look completely. The plaid blankets - gah be still my heart - I love them! Sending you lots of hugs and happy winter, CoCo

  3. Debra, it's always a treat for me to view your cozy abode. I love the idea of neutral slipcovers and hope to do that in my living room soon. I have lots of tartan throws to layer, and Sadie like to snuggle up in them on the sofas and chairs. Love the mantel transition. I do much the same, remove the greens and gently move into winter mode. Thanks for sharing. I'm serving a winter tea over on my blog today, joining Mary and Pam for Tea on Tuesdays. Please come join me.

  4. I could move right in! It is so cozy. I love the goose and the framed grain sack. The plaid throw in a Burberry like plaid is divine.

  5. Debra, I always enjoy seeing how you decorate your beautiful hearth room! I love how you layered your cozy blankets and pillows and the neutrals are so soothing. The candle adds such warmth and of course your mantel is always stunning! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  6. I love this room, it is definitely my favorite. I just want to settle in and cover up with a warm blanket by the fire and spend the day. Love all the blankets and how easily you transitioned from Christmas to Winter. Such a warm and inviting space.

  7. Your room is so cozy and pretty. Love the hearth and all your decor. I love candles this time of year too. The great smell and light makes this time of year so much cozier. Beautiful space. Hugs Kris

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! I love your hearth room. It’s so warm and cozy. Hugs to you.

  9. I've never thought of using browns before but oh my golly, it's fantastic! I love all your plaids and truth be told, I stared at your first photo for like 3 minutes! I love every little detail. And wowza on the large houses on the mantel. It's all fabulous and I can see why it's a fave spot. I could sit in that chair all dang day and never getting a thing done. Happy winter Debra.

  10. When I look at your hearth room, the first thing that comes to mind is cozy cottage. I love this room and your charming way of styling that always looks so fresh and inviting. Wonderful post Debra!

  11. Your home couldn't get any cozier Debra. You have so many beautiful things to look at. Your goose in the old copper boiler sitting on the hearth is the best! The wool tartan blankets and red toile pillow are the perfect touch. I enjoyed your post so much my friend.

  12. Debra,
    You are the queen of mixing patterns and making them look beautiful! All of the cozy throws and pillows are so lovely for winter. I'm so happy that goose stayed's such a unique piece of decor and can really be used any time of the year! Beautiful styling as always!

  13. Now, this mantel looks wonderful! Enjoyed your post!

  14. It's definitely a cozy winter hearth room! I didn't realize how much of the garden room you can see from certain areas, I love that you can enjoy the fire and some of that sunlight and garden inspo too. I am wanting to create a little sitting area like this off our kitchen in the new house. We are flip-flopping the original kitchen and dining room, opening a wall between and the space that we were going to make a dining room just seems to want to become a casual and cozy sitting room. Lots of options but this post has me leaning toward that idea. Thinking about putting farm table in the sunroom for a new look altogether. We will see!
    Love that needlepoint pillow and of course all your woolen treasures! We are also shopping for slipcovered sofas. Went to ikea but their covers were either too white or too tan, so I am talking to a seller on Etsy who makes custom covers and ordering samples.

    Thanks for joining the hop! Stay cozy!

  15. Debra,
    I love how cozy your hearth room is. So much inspiration in one room.

  16. Everything looks so comfortable and welcoming! I'm in love with you copper boiler. Here via Sundays on Silverado.

  17. Just lovely have such a wonderful eye for decor. Wishing you all the best in 2023!

  18. Your winter home is so beautiful Debra! Your eye for detail never ceases to amaze me and I'm so in love your goose! Thanks so much for the winter inspiration. I wish you a wonderful 2023!

  19. Hi Debra - Your home looks beautiful - as always! I love your cozy winter mantel and the room too. You have such a knack for styling and decorating. Thank you for linking up with the Home Imagined Link Party.


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