Every year I get stressed thinking about the amount of work it is to take down and pack away Christmas decorations, and every year I bang through it in about a full day, or day and a half. It’s as though I’m running a marathon and I won’t stop because I just want my house back! Do you ever feel that way?! There’s just something about that crisp, clean feeling you get when it’s all put away. Couple that with bright white snow everywhere, and our home feels so refreshing, airy and light. Despite the fact that our winters are extremely long and cold here, the quality of the light during the day is gorgeous. Today I’ll be sharing a few quick photos of the winter decorating I pulled together last week. I’m keeping it light, simple and paired back for the rest of the season, using everything I already own. *Affiliate links are provided in this post for your shopping convenience – while I make a small commission on these items, it’s no extra cost to you!As many of you know, I rotate most of my accessories throughout our home, often on a regular basis. My blue and white collection is still a dominant theme in the house (it’s not going anywhere yet!) and I’ve mixed in a few other brass pieces, as well as some whites and creams.If you saw my post last week on our favorite posts of 2017 (see it here), then you must remember the post where I styled our console table four different ways from last year (see all the looks here). I still love all four of those looks! This year I kept the look on our console table simple and clean. I finally have a pair of blue and white garden stools, as you may have noticed in my recent posts. For those of you who are new readers, I have been on the hunt forever, and finally settled on these beauties :)I also mentioned recently in my Christmas home tour of our entryway (read it here), that I’m thinking of painting both the table and the mirror. I’m envisioning a cream, or light grey table, and a gold mirror. Painting them is totally doable, but I’m not sure if I should paint, or just switch them out. What do you think? You should know me by know that my wheels are constantly turning haha…don’t yours?! I love switching things up and we’ve had this mirror here for almost eight years and the table, for maybe about five. I also wouldn’t mind a new carpet here too…It never ends, and yes, I drive my husband crazy.I still do love our foyer, regardless of whether or not I want to change everything, ha! It doesn’t mean it will all happen right away either, I’m just always dreaming up new scenarios ;)
For my winter decorating look in the dining room, I removed all of the blue, and went neutral with layers of cream and grey.
I brought in some of my favorite pillows that I’ve had for a long time – my ikat grey and yellow pillows, and my grey and ivory greek key velvet pillows. Both add a cozy layer of pattern and texture to this space.I kept my mix of candles in here from my recent New Year’s tablescape (see more of it here), I love the silver and crystal combination for the winter months, and layered over my cream, silver and gold table runners they’re even better.I used a few faux branches in clear cylinder vases just to bring in a natural element. I know they’re pussywillows, which you only see in Spring, but this is all I have in my arsenal of faux foliage – I actually have no plain branches! Plus, pussywillows are some of my favorite things, so I’ll let this one slide.
The neutral palette in this room just feels right to me and I love the paired back look.
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Let’s move on to the living room, whereI kept it simple, cozy and comfortable. The bookshelves remain the same as I’ve had them since the Fall, and it feels so good to have this room back after the layers of Fall texture and Christmas decorations. Don’t get me wrong – I love creating a different vibe in here each season, and I always love the challenge of what a new season brings. For some reason though, when it comes to January, I love to shed all the layers and keep things simple.I went with all stripes on the sofas for a casual, laid back vibe. This look can certainly carry into Spring and Summer, and I may have a tough time parting ways with this combination! You’ve seen all of these pillows used throughout our home since last year, but this is the first time I’ve had them all in here together. I really love how they play off of our rug as well.
My pillows in here are mostly from Tonic Living. Two styles are still available to purchase, you can click here to shop Toulouse, in Onyx
And click here to shop Henderson Stripe, in SkyTell me that bright Winter light isn’t amazing – as tough and long as winter is, this light makes me happy!
The buffet behind the sofa is simple as well, with the lamps flanking my gold footed bowl.
And finally, here’s a quick peek at the kitchen. I didn’t get the chance to shoot the full space, but I wanted to at least throw one shot in. I’m keeping with the blue and white along with my staples, as usual in here.I really wanted a light and airy vibe after the last few months of Fall and Christmas layers, and I’m loving that it’s still warm and comfortable to cozy up in here, even with a crisp and clean look. You can still have a warm and inviting home while keeping things light and airy. Thank you, as always, for reading with me! If you’re new to my blog, I hope you like what you see so far, and if you haven’t signed up for my newsletter, you can do so right below! xo