Do you long for a cozy

Cottages & Bungalows - - Extra -

cabin Christ­mas?

When we found out Deb­bie Ma­comber’s Christ­mas book this year (her an­nual Christ­mas tomes are fast be­com­ing our fa­vorite tra­di­tion) is set in a snowy cabin in the woods, we couldn’t wait to cre­ate a fire­side scene in­spired by her story. In Alaskan Hol­i­day, pro­tag­o­nist Josie Av­ery finds her­self stuck in a lake­side lodge in Alaska; what was sup­posed to be a sum­mer gig turns into a long win­ter’s stay. So what would the ul­ti­mate win­ter cabin con­tain? Check out these el­e­ments, and dis­cover ways you can in­cor­po­rate these looks no mat­ter where you call home this hol­i­day sea­son.

RUS­TIC PAT­TERNS

We love this na­tive-in­spired mul­ti­color rug which tran­si­tions per­fectly from sum­mer to win­ter. Mir­ror­ing the geo­met­ric pat­terns in the rug, a quilt-in­spired wooden piece of wall art makes a great coun­try cabin fo­cal point above the fire­place.

KNIT THE WAY

From chunky knit throws to Fair Isle stock­ings and macramé pil­lows, this cozy fire­place set­ting draws on thick woven tex­tures to cre­ate a warm and invit­ing vibe. The key here is to pile it on! A woven pouf brings the ma­te­rial for­ward, while ex­tra throw pil­lows on the chair and in the bas­kets re­ally drive the mood home.

NAT­U­RAL EL­E­MENTS

Fresh greens have a way of adding inim­itable nat­u­ral el­e­gance and vi­brancy to a space. We imag­ine Josie could use any fresh green­ery she can get her hands on to re­fresh her spa­ces through­out the win­ter. We chose Gre­vil­lea in lieu of pine for our man­tel gar­land, for a look that feels more from the wilds. Rat­tan trees, an old wood lantern and plenty of pine and wood tex­tures fin­ish the job.

THE ALASKAN TOUCH

We couldn’t re­sist lay­er­ing faux-fur throws over the rug to build a warm win­ter nest feel­ing. And last but not least, a lit­tle sled serves as a fun and whim­si­cal plat­form to dis­play some presents wrapped in tra­di­tional plaid and checks.

1[1] A child’s sled is a fun, cre­ative way to add di­men­sion and height to your gift group­ings.

2[2] Layer your rugs— and bonus points for us­ing a faux-fur rug or throw—to cre­ate a cozy and rus­tic set­ting.

3[3] Spruce up your fire­wood stash by tuck­ing fresh greens in be­tween the logs.

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