Crisp ArchitectsTraditional Family Room, New York
Country Home. Photographer: Rob Karosis
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6. Tweak home decor for fall. Layer beds with thicker quilts, drape a cozy throw over your favorite armchair and set out bowls of apples and nuts. It doesn’t take much effort, and your home will instantly feel more fall-like.7. Savor warm drinks by the fire. Hot cider with a cinnamon stick, cocoa, tea or something stronger — whatever your favorite cold-weather drink is, take the time to savor it. Fireplace optional (but lovely).
Under the hearth. The spot underneath a raised hearth often goes unused. Make the most of it by creating a spot for wood storage underneath. Design tip: When designing for storage under the hearth, keep in mind that a raised hearth is made to sit on. Try not to extend the height of the wood storage past 18 inches, which is the standard sitting height.
This, folks, is country style done right. In one corner we have an elegant upholstered armchair, graceful draperies and an Oriental rug; in the other, a tree-twig chandelier, a firewood barrel and a wagon wheel propped on the mantel. The rustic accents dress the space down, but its design chops are unmistakable.