Friday, January 8, 2016

Grey and White Winter Style

With Christmas 2015 in the books, so went all the decorations.
Our decor went from full on "Christmas Holiday" to "Winter Style". 
At first, I thought I would live with the tree for a bit longer, as in a winter forest tree...
just white lights and no ornaments, but it still felt too Christmassy. So down it came,
the last of our holiday decor to get packed away.
Less feels more right about now.  My desire to pare down and de-clutter is 
pretty strong. My "Winter Style" is all about less stuff and
built around a grey and white color palette with a sprinkle of metallics.    
 Right before the holidays I got these grey and white linen panels from Ballard Designs.
They warmed up the room and since I have always been a fan of Buffalo Check pattern
I knew I would love the grey and white panels.  I bought them for the dining room, but ended
up loving them in the living room instead.  Having the white slipcovered sofa makes it
easy to switch out pillows, and so two jumbo grey linen pillows found their way into the mix.
 Using less accessories also meant using less pillows, 
so I added this simple beaded snowflake pillow.
Faux or real sheepskin fur throws add a magical wintery feeling of Dr. Shivago style.
Our normal stacks of books and candles were taken off of the coffee table trunk, 
where only the vintage silver tray remained to hold my current reading
 supply of decor magazines and a few votives for evening atmosphere.
 As you may know, our family loves dogs. A collection of vintage dogs
 that was in an upstairs room would be just the right accessory for our Winter look, 
with grey and white and metallic.  Moving things around is the perfect way
to shop your house for accessories when changing up the look of a room.
 Vintage silver mixes it up with the gold touches in the room. Our candlestick lamps
 are vintage brass, and don't have that shiny look anymore, which is really nice. 
 Its a soft dull gold that looks warm and pretty. I decorate with lots of vintage, as it gives
a room lots of personality.  No more rules about not mixing silver or gold either.
Another beaded pillow with silver and gold beads,
 sits on the velvet tufted chair next to our piano.
A mix of grey and white with just a handful of metallic accents is
what my Winter Style is all about.  When spring finally arrives
I will be ready for more color and accessories, but for now this feels just right.
Shop your own home and pull together bits from other rooms to give
your space a fresh look for the winter.  Check out how my design blogger
friends have transitioned from their holiday decor to the Winter season.
So many great ideas and there is no one way to do it~after all,
personal style should be just that. 

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