I'm a Canadian collage illustrator and the editor of automatism, a blog where I share whatever I find inspiring, interesting, or simply beautiful in interiors, design, art, illustration and other creative fields. You can visit automatism here: http://lorilangille.blogspot.com/
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When the temperature drops and the leaves begin to change, there's nothing cozier than wrapping up in your favorite sweater. But there's no reason you can't bring that same sense of warmth to your home too. Here are some interesting ways of adding the lovely textures and comforts of knits and woolens to your surroundings. — Lori from automatism
Instead of the usual woven basket, why not a soft knit one? These from Ferm Living are made of hand-knitted 100 percent cotton rope and are available in three sizes and colors — yellow, petrol and charcoal. They're a great way to add warmth and texture in a modern home.
Why wash the dishes with a scratchy plastic dishcloth when you can use an attractive, soft, natural one in pure cotton? Closely stitched to make a dense fabric, it's designed to hold together while in use. Set includes one dark tan, one coffee brown and one dark chocolate brown dishcloth.
Give your sofa a cozy note with an oversize chunky knit pillow like this one from Crate & Barrel. Its toasty brown color and continuous stockinette stitch is a great way to make a winter living room a little warmer. Also available in cream and navy.
Stay warm on chilly nights with this pretty hand-knit hot water bottle. It's made from an alpaca, wool and acrylic blend worked in a textured zigzag pattern on the front. The ribbed neck allows easy filling, and a single mother of pearl button on reverse allows cover to be removed for washing if needed.
Love this set of four blind-embossed coasters in a pretty cable knit pattern. They're inspired by knitwear and created one at a time on a 100 year-old Chandler & Price letterpress. Perfect for your morning coffee or afternoon tea.
When the evenings grow chilly, curl up on the sofa and watch old movies while tucked up under this lovely handmade cotton cable-knit throw. Measuring a generous 67 x 77 inches, it's also machine washable and available in other colors too.
The Brody Rug cleverly mimics the look of a chunky knit, making it extra comforting for bare feet — something to be particularly appreciated on chilly mornings, when getting out of a nice warm bed requires a bit of encouragement!
A perfect way to add subtle texture and warmth to a room, this hand-knit ottoman slipcover is versatile enough to work in both traditional and modern homes. Available in several colors. Base available at an extra cost.
For those who like to knit, the new book Vintage Knit Knacks is a great way to add the warmth of wool to your home. A collection of 25 vintage-inspired projects, it's ideal for all skill levels — some can even be made in a day. I love the French press cozy on the cover!