Decorating for winter

As much as I like to scale things back after Christmas, I don’t like my home to look too bare, so I have tried to find a balance that includes color, texture and warmth.

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As in the dining space, I stayed with the silver and crystal, but I used a little more color with the blue and red pillows. 

The 1965 radio moved off the buffet and found a home here with some old books and Fostoria “Baroque” candle holders.

I moved the antique Chinese ancestor prints from the music room to this corner just to add a little pop of the red.

In the other corner, I topped the armoire with an antique silver oil lamp, antlers and a piece of old wood.  I added a glass candy dish and candle holder along with a wood box with ivy for a very simple vignette on the table. 

I filled some apothecary jars with pine cones, nandina berries and juniper to top the piano, and stuck another Balsam branch in an old vinegar jar.

These are very simple ideas to brighten up winter on the inside — especially as it is usually so dreary, gray and cold outside:-)

And speaking of outside — I saw this cutie while looking out my bedroom window:-)

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  1. Unknown
    January 21, 2015 / 12:08 am

    I love the colors — very cheerful! πŸ™‚

  2. chateau chic
    January 21, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    Your winter decor is so warm and cozy! You have such a lovely welcoming and charming style, Anita.
    Mary Alice

  3. Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things
    January 21, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Beautiful Anita!

  4. Unknown
    January 21, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    Beautiful home, just the right accents. I love your little friend, you got great pictures of him.

  5. Veronica Roth
    January 21, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Very pretty. I love red accents; especially with your grey walls and neutral pieces. The blue looks fantastic in that mix too. πŸ˜€

  6. La Vie Quotidienne
    January 21, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    Very pretty! I am totally in love with your Fostoria candle holders.

  7. Sarah
    January 21, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    All looks beautiful. Red accents in a home are a friendly touch. Great job!

  8. Southern & Style
    January 22, 2015 / 1:09 am

    I love the pop of the antler, those are some of my favorite decor pieces πŸ˜‰

    xoxo, SS

  9. The Tablescaper
    January 23, 2015 / 2:48 am

    Love the pops of color!

    – Alma, The Tablescaper

  10. January 25, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    Your beautiful warm colors and accessories placed perfectly in the room lend to a wonderful cozy feel to chase away winter….and what fantastic photos of the squirrel !!