Hello, as always I am so grateful to have you here today as I take part in a fun Winter Home Tour hosted by my sweet and talented friend, Taryn at Design Dining and Diapers! Welcome to those of you who are visiting from Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage whose tour I am sure you left feeling inspired!
I am excited to show you how we “winterized” our home and just how inexpensive/easy it is to decorate through the seasons. When Christmas is over I find that decorating for winter is really quite simple when you declutter by putting the trees and decor away.
I purposefully keep out the chunky knits, textured pillows and all my favorite neutrals as these go well with the cold winter days.
By this time of year I prefer the simplified changes and love leaving all the “cozy” elements around to stay a bit longer.
While snow and bright whites are clearly perfect for winter, I wanted to also share how other things work nicely during this season too. Such as some of the greenery you may have had hanging around from the Christmas season.
For example, magnolia leaves, eucalyptus, citrus fruit and dark juicy berries. All of these describe the winter season to me as they are moody tones and delicious in part for all that snowy baking you may be doing ;)…
I just as easily swap out all of the Christmas trees everywhere and replace them with this type of greenery.
You may also notice a couple new additions to our kitchen… We are really enjoying the upgrade of these Kichler Sayre Pendants from Lighting Design Company! You may remember the copper spray painted ones we had here before…
And as much as we loved that DIY fixture for a long time, it has been so much fun to have something that now better fits the size of our kitchen/island and the style of our space. These antique pewter finished pendants give off a nice light in a central part of our home. A little change is always good sometimes (thanks so much to Lighting Design Company for providing these new lights)!
As you move away from our kitchen into the family room/sunroom you will see the same decorative ideas here.
More texture, bright whites, festive metallics and more greenery.
Little pinecones scattered throughout are the perfect addition as well.
Nothing says winter more than layers of blankets and faux furs. We certainly have had some cooler weather around here and we can’t get enough of our throws. Everyone probably has at least two covering them at a time, lol…
None of these changes required a lot of work to make the transition from Christmas to winter and I was able to just move around most of what we already had.
I find so much joy making up our home throughout the seasons and sharing those ideas with you, most importantly I am just so honored that you take the time to look at them and hopefully you leave with some ideas that are useful =).
Please make sure to enjoy your next stop over to Amanda at The Tale of an Ugly House, I just know you are going to see how beautifully she dresses up her home. And here is the entire tour listed below! Thank you again for stopping by today!
*Lighting Design Company provided our kitchen lights and all opinions are 100% my own.
Nora Vassar says
I want to come over and sleep on your couch. Everything looks so cozy and warm!
Nora thank you!
Lanita Anderson says
Loved seeing your home all decorated for winter….it’s so cozy and inviting! Thanks for sharing!
Lanita thank you!
Sheila Irwin says
I love the way you incorporated all the cozy textures and the greens – so pretty! Of course, your house looks good in every season:)
Sheila thank you so much sweet friend! xo
Bethany - The Posh Home says
Your home is stunning! I love your bedroom it is so cozy and beautiful!
Bethany thank you!
Shannon Fox says
I loved your copper cutie, but the new lights are gorge, and really work with your kitchen finishes! Such a great choice. You do the whole Winter white thing so well Annie. Everything looks so cozy and so pretty!
Shannon that means a lot, you have been such a kind friend to meet in this little community and I pretty much admire everything you do! I do really appreciate the encouragement – xo
STUNNING! absolutely stunning! As someone who uses a lot of colour, I really enjoyed seeing how you use it! the kitchen vignettes are perfect.
Ariel thank you so much! I really appreciate it!
Annie, your home is always so stunning. I absolutely love the chunky, knitted throw and foot stools. Beautiful tour!
Amanda thank you so much and yours is so very beautiful! I enjoyed doing this tour with you!
So lovely!! Could you please share where you got the 2 footstools from? They look so rustic!! Thank you so much!!
Brigit thank you so much! They are from Grandin Road =)
Deb Topper says
Love the tour. I especially love the accent wall in the study/guest room. How did you go about painting the wood on the wall? Can you do a tutorial of some sort? I have paneling in my sub porch and would love to do this out there. Oh and where did you get the chunky knit throw. I love it!
Hi Deb thank you very much! That wall is actually premade planks that stick to the wall from a company called Stikwood – it came as is so I didn’t actually do any of the painting =). I did make that chunky knit throw though and I used a tutorial from Simplymaggie.com I hope that helps and I appreciate you stopping by!
Courtney Hamby says
Annie, I mean this when I say that if I could pick anyones house that I want their style in mine, IT WOULD BE YOURS!!! You have this amazing way of creating such cozy, netural spaces with so much texture and interest!! I am constantly inspired by you and your talent and this winter tour didn’t disappoint!
Courtney, thank you so much sweet friend, I feel humbled by that generous compliment. I admire you, your style and pretty much anything you do! Hope you know how much I appreciate your support and so happy for you with all the sweet things you’ve got going on in your world right now. big hugs – xo
Everything is simply gorgeous. I love love those large magnolia leaves. I’m always so inspired by how you style your home, it’s really perfect.
So gorgeous and stunning! Love all the white with touches of greenery – magnolia leaves are my favorite – we used them in our centerpieces at our wedding and when I see them they always remind me of that special day. xo Beth
Loving the whites, after my own heart! I am wondering about the textured ivory rug in your family room…could not see it really clearly, but where to find this? thanks:)
Antoine Mangiacapre says
What a beautiful home. I love all the whites and neutrals. I stop back everyday for inspiration.