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Guest Picks: Winter Comforts
Nothing says winter like plush furnishings, cozy nooks, soft throws and warm lighting. Let these products and decorator tricks transport you into winter in the most comfortable and stylish way possible. — Gabrielle from Savvy Home
Morgan Chair - $2,095
This oversize, charcoal-velvet armchair looks like you could just sink into it, wrap yourself in a warm throw and disappear for hours. It spells ultimate comfort.
Lattice Stool, Champagne - $295
Whoever has a comfortable reading chair also needs a side table on which to rest books, glasses and warm cups of tea. This champagne-glazed lattice stool is great because it is reminiscent of a snowflake.
Haleigh Ceramic Lamp - $197.80
Doesn't this ceramic, glazed lamp just scream winter wonderland with its cream color, chinoiserie shape and festive gold tassels?
Lacefield Designs Sahara Midnight Tassel Pillow - $166
There's something festive about tassels, and during the winter season you can never have too many throw pillows — two great reasons to get your hands on this fun pillow from Pure Home.
Outdoor Pillow, Blue Ikat - $85
This cool-toned ikat pillow is vaguely reminiscent of garlands and snowflakes. Somehow it just screams winter.
Cubes Throw, Orange and Camel - $295
It would be ludicrous to go through winter without a warm throw. I particularly like this Cubes throw by Jonathan Adler with its very trendy pattern. The burnt orange tones remind me of a roaring fireplace.
Feu de Bois Candle - $90
This is my single most favorite winter scent (apart from maybe my mother's Christmas cooking and baking). "Feu de bois" is french for "wood fire," and that's exactly what scent exudes from this little votive. It's heavenly.
The Big Book of Chic - $47.73
This is what I will be reading while roasting chestnuts by the fire. If the title doesn't convince you, I don't know what will.
Boston Swing Arm Lamp With Linen Shade - $294
You'll need the perfect swing arm sconces for all of the reading you'll be doing this winter. Put them over a sofa, near a reading chair or by the bed. For every use, these antique brass sconces with a soft linen shade are the perfect option.
Fusion Tufted Back Sofa - $2,090
Can you think of something better to sit on in winter than silky velvet? This soft blue sofa by Sandy Wilson is chic and elegant enough to host your lazy winter mornings.
Set of 1970s Michael Taylor Bronze and Steel Fireplace Tools
If you're lucky enough to have a fireplace, you must ensure that it is well appointed. These bronze and steel fireplace tools are perhaps a bit extravagant, but they sure will make an impact.
Senegalese Storage Basket Pink, Medium - $98
You'll also need a stylish basket to store a few logs and some leftover newspaper for the fire. If you're opting for classic fireplace tools, this quirky number will be the perfect balance and add a bit of color.
Metallic Suede & Hemp Rug - $195
A great trick to a comfortable-looking room is the art of layering rugs, or placing an inexpensive natural rug underneath a smaller, more colorful one. This metallic suede and hemp rug is reminiscent of tweed and adds subtle silvery pops, making it the perfect option for winter.
Kilim Rug With Black Border - $850
You've got a basic, natural rug, and now you need an colorful accent rug to layer over it. Options are endless, but I'm partial to this neon kilim number from Furbish Studio. It'll have you smiling every day.
Ankara Legged Ottoman - $243.80
Winter is the season to put your feet up, in perfect after-ski fashion. Maybe it's my idealized vision of great Colorado lodges, but this Navajo-inspired ottoman looks like it would be perfect for the job.
Alphabet Personalised Bone China Tea Cup and Saucer - $40.48
Who says winter says warm cups of tea? How about these gorgeous, monogrammed numbers by We Love Kaoru? They are handmade in England and decorated in 22 karat gold with any alphabet letter.
Soft Faux-Fur Throw, Lynx Print - GBP 149
Come the cold season, it's time to invest in a great throw for the foot of your bed. This faux fur lynx print throw adds a pop of wilderness to your bedroom in perfect Miles Redd fashion.
Saran Doormat, Orange - $50
No one in their right mind would go through winter without a doormat. This Saran doormat is made from coir and is just colorful and lively enough with its subtle, modern tribal print.
Aqua Gobi Embroidered Sheet Set - $145
There truly is nothing better to do on a cold winter weekend morning than stay in bed with a stack of magazines and a cup of coffee. What makes these special moments even better are crisp new sheets like these classic embroidered ones from Serena & Lily.
Claus Porto Mini Guest Soap, Pink - $14
We all know that come the end of the year, you'll have guests popping up like mushrooms on your doorstep. This is a wonderful thing indeed, especially if you're prepared. These mini guest soaps will leave your guests delighted.
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