Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Winter Living Room in White, Brown and Cream

After taking down the Christmas decor earlier this month,  I went with a more neutral look for the living room in hopes of creating a winter vibe. 
The main colour scheme consists of white/brown/cream.
As it is a long narrow room, it is difficult to get a "full room" view but hopefully you'll get the idea through the following pics.
My coffee table centerpiece is a round basket of pine cones and candles in glass vases.
The cylinder vase inserts hold Epsom salts as "snow" and the bottoms are filled with smaller pine cones. 
I love the look of "multiple pillows" on furniture in living rooms but unfortunately, it just isn't practical in our LR which we use a lot. (ie: Mr. Delight doesn't want to have to fling all the pillows on the floor whenever he sits down! And actually, I hate when guests have to do that as well.)
Thus, I've kept it simple with two of these oh-so-soft-furry pillows I got as a gift from my daughter for Christmas. The matching throw is seen in the pic below.
(Believe me, I've tried to drape or "throw the throw" beautifully across the chair but it always looks messy to me!)

On one end table, I've placed two of my brown metal pine cones, a trio of candles and a clock.
Some faux white hydrangeas in a metal container create a backdrop. 
The other end table looks like this.

On the other side of the room, the fireplace is decorated for winter (to see more of  the mantel, click HERE).

See the tall stand in behind the chair?  I'll show you what's on there next.
I'm never quite sure what to call this stand, maybe  its a "baker's rack" but usually we refer to it as an "etagere".
Here is a shelf by shelf look.
Shelf #1
I got the brown metal tree-scape at a local decor store (Evolve) and attached it to the etagere with some wire in a few places.
Sorry for the shadows...took these pics at night in a hurry!
Shelf # 2
I used some of my glass blocks on each shelf for an icy look.
 Shelf #3
I rounded up a lot of my white and silver items along with snowflakes of course.
Shelf #4
Thanks for checking out my living room's winter look.

I must say, my favourite thing about this winter room is being able to warm myself by the fire!

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Unknown said...

Everything looks so nice! I love the warmth of the colors. It is such a cozy space. Love it!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness, what a warm and welcoming room. I love the use of your pine cones. I can see why you enjoy warming up at the fire.
hugs ~lynne ~

Unknown said...

This is so wonderful. I love the colors. Do you mind telling me what color your walls are? Beautifully done!!

Diane said...

The room looks great - I love the pine cone basket with the hurricanes and candles. Fantastic job!

Rettabug said...

Your warm winter decorations are very inviting, especially with that beautiful fire going. Lovely accents that go well with your furnishings, too. Very serene...love it!

I wanted to let you know I found more blue stem glasses at Dollar Tree this week! I was thrilled to be able to add to my stash so I can now do 12 if needed. Someone told me they had them again & I ran right over. I hope your DTree is the same.

Warm hugs,

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

I love the contrast of brown and white, one of my favorite color combos! The dark pinecones with the white snow tips set that off nicely. It all goes well with the dark mantel and furnishings. That fireplace is gorgeous!

Cindy Adkins said...

This is very nice. I love earth tones for the living room. I could live with this year round - it looks so calm and cozy.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I love your colors for winter. It is perfect! And I love the idea of placing snowflakes under things...so cute. What a lovely room to relax in.
I too have used pinecones and silver a lot this winter. It just feels right.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Lovely,warm winter decor! Your colors are gorgeous. Jane

Jaybird said...

Hi there,
I just found your blog this morning...via Ms. Kathleen!! It is so nice to see your pretty things and beautiful rooms!! I am reading backward , so I will probably show up again...like a bad penny :^)
Blessings to you!!

Unknown said...

Anything here were gorgeous and the your blog was such a great source of education about Pantry Doors, renovation and remodeling.

BLB said...

Beautiful room. I have been looking for ideas to replace my empty spaces after the Christmas decorations are taken down. Do you have ideas where to purchase some of the smaller items? Again, beautiful decor.