Thursday, December 10, 2009

Warmth + Luxe

As the weather takes a turn for the colder, we all find ourselves turning indoors toward the comfort and warmth of home. But warmth isn't just about the thermostat, it's the atmosphere generated by a soft glow, rich luxurious textures, nostalgic scents and cozy corners to curl up in. Rich, luxurious fur throws (faux, of course) are a most inviting sight when the weather outside is a little frightfulm bringing not just physical but visual warmth to a space. A diverse blend of various textures is often forgotten, but is such an essential part of building atmosphere in a space. Soft, plush textures just 'soften the edges' of a space, making it more welcoming and adding a hint of luxe.






Just imagine any of these spaces minus the fur throws... quite a big impact - don't you think?

Hope you're keeping warm and cozy!

{Photos: 1,3 -RyanKorban, 2-AnnaKern, 4-homeofAerinLauderphotographed for Elle Decor Jan'06 via HabituallyChic,
5-Craig Knowles for Elle Decoration Dec '02 via Moodboard, see more of this space here}

10 comments:

Laura Trevey said...

love the fuzzy throws and pillows... ah... so warm and cozy!!

Chicago City Girl said...

what a good point! Warmth is definitely an atmosphere not just a temperature, and what better way then adding some (faux) fur - lovely~

Francine Gardner said...

Warmth is really a feeling, and your images express the mood so beautifully. I think that i have almost created the perfect "winter warm mood" in my drafty stone stabbles of a house" with winter indoor temperature : top temp 66f. I do provode multitude of cashmere throws and shawls....
The second photograph must have been shot in France as I feature the same industrial table in my showroom...which looks really warm (in feel and temperature) ...see prevois post.

Vanessa said...

Love it! I just want to jump right in and cuddle up

Love
Vanessa
P.S. check out some of my holiday decorating ideas @

http://momsgotmanyhats.blogspot.com/2009/12/its-like-new-front-door.html

Daniella said...

Beautiful post! Love all the fur blankets!

manvi@mochatini said...

love it. just looking at these makes me feel warm ;-) i have a faux fur post in the works too.

A Life More Fabulous said...

Francine that sounds just beautiful!

Manvi- can't wait to see your post too!

Splendid Willow said...

I have a couple of really nice faux throws that people think are the real thing and we use them like crazy - all year around. I have yet to invest in some sheep skins. I love them on contemporary chairs. Happy weekend! Monika

Sarah Klassen said...

I love this...in winter, sheepskin, furs, cozy throws and pillows are the perfect medicine for cold days! Each image is so pretty...

Hope you have a great weekend!

Adrienne S. said...

Great post. Looking at these interiors makes me feel warm and toasty. And I love that you wrote "faux, of course". Amen.

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