Do you long for a cozy
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.
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.
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 A child’s sled is a fun, creative way to add dimension and height to your gift groupings.
2 Layer your rugs— and bonus points for using a faux-fur rug or throw—to create a cozy and rustic setting.
3 Spruce up your firewood stash by tucking fresh greens in between the logs.