The alluring lounge area of the great room located right in the center of the home creates a cozy destination spot that still also has a strong connection with the kitchen, dining room and deck outside.
The downstairs bedroom was essentially a bare-bones cinderblock box with exposed rafters with ZERO cozy going on. Embracing the room's low ceiling and the lack of large windows the homeowner's designer created a cocoon-like oasis by painting it a lovely spruce green to complement the warm wood tones found throughout the space.
For a fall picnic, creating a cozy atmosphere is key. All of the eclectic elements-fuzzy textures like flannels and wools, serving up fall treats like apple cider and apple cider doughnuts-come together to create that coziness. If the space permits, a bonfire would be the icing on the coziness cake!
Several rooms in the Cashiers Design Showhouse used curtains on walls rather than windows to create a feeling of plush comfort. Says designer Sande Beck of this upstairs dressing room and bath, "we didn't want it to be too precious. We wanted pretty." To that end they used drapery to hide unappealing cabinets and a timeless blend of old and new in the room with a mix of vintage pieces and fresh new details. Soft pink grasscloth on the ceiling creates a finished look and a mix of framed and unframed art does much to keep the precious at bay.
Like the main room that adjoins it, the kitchen is a lovely mix of the quaint and the contemporary. Stainless steel appliances are juxtaposed with country style kitchen implements and nature-themed art. The white ceiling and walls create a sense of openness while accenting the sunlight that streams into the room.
In addition to pattern, texture is equally important. Whether it’s from a shaggy rug, fringed out blanket or sumptuous throw pillow. Also, adding one small touch that’s really personal or even playful helps to give a room warmth and personality.
This particular style of décor isn’t just a trendy look to emulate, it also happens to be a a really healthy mindset, as well. Keep it as simple as possible, using only things that are absolutely necessary or have personal meaning for you. You don’t need a lot of STUFF. A clutter-free bathroom equals a clutter-free mind, or at least that’s what we think is happening here and we really like it.
Just through the archway this intimate dining arrangement is perfect for gathering with small groups of friends. The clean aesthetic of the living room continues in more neutral tones. Warm woods are paired with creamy white walls, a classic combination punctuated by the patterned blue of the cotton area rug.
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn says this large area rug that helps anchor the dining room looks like a chunky Nordic sweater, handmade with black and gray jute and wool with eyelash fringe detailing. A premium nonslip rug pad underneath protects the weave and helps extend the life of the rug.
This custom piece of knit artwork adds a sweater-inspired statement to this corner of the room. A mix of pillows, a shag rug and a playful rocking horse invite relaxation and enjoying time with family and friends.