Winter Wonderland Inspiration

Winter really is a wonderland. Cool, crisp weather inspires me to think about places I can curl up and relax. And although I don’t see much snow in Houston, I love to travel to wintery destinations to breathe in the stark beauty of this time of year. When it’s time to retreat back inside, I’m all about my favorite book, a cozy sweater, a soft blanket, a warm beverage, and a fireplace — and especially the spaces that allow me to enjoy all of those things at once.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Benjamin Moore’s 2016 Pantone Color of the Year: White. When it comes to interior design, projects involving winter whites are a wonderful challenge for me. Finding the balance among a variety of shades of white, layering white upon white to create depth and dimension, and determining exactly what minimal pops of color will add the finishing touch to the space. 

But it isn’t just white that signifies winter. Warm colors have a place, too. Orange, red, and yellow tend to make you think of sunlight and heat. They can make large rooms look cozier and add personality to a space. Whether you are wild about white or prefer a plethora of color, check out my Sweater Weather pinboard for inspiring wintertime looks.




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