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  1. It all does look very warm and cozy, but what I love best is that matelasse-style sofa! That soup cup is just lovely, too!

  2. I love all of the creamy tones, Lory! The cable knit sweater pillows have always been a favorite of mine; and I keep faux fur throws on our sofas, as well. There’s nothing like wrapping up in a throw, with a fire in the fireplace!

  3. You certainly have created a very beautiful and warm home. Everything is bright and inviting. The cable knit sweater pillows are charming.

    Happy Saturday.


  4. I love how you layered the different textures on the couch. It really adds so much to the room! I always love your posts, magazine worthy, for sure! 🙂

  5. I love your gorgeous home Lory. It is certainly cozy and warm. I also love all the romantic touches through out. Great use of colors and textures.

    Happy New Year. May you have a great 2016.

    1. Thank you so much, Janet!! What a nice thing to say… 🙂 I visited your blog as well, and I think we have similar taste. Your posts are just lovely! Thanks for stopping by and Happy New year to you, too!

  6. Lory this is so elegant and inviting. I love sweater pillows so much! Fabulous job! I would love for you to share this at our What’s it Wednesday Linky Party! Fantastic way to start the year with inspiration.


    1. Thanks so much, Paula! I was actually looking for your party this morning. What time to you open it? And now I just posted in it and realize you were commenting on my winter post from last year, but I just did another one yesterday and linked that one. Will add this one too… 🙂

      Btw, would love to have you link up at our Share It One More Time party on Saturday mornings, too! Thanks again for the kind words!!

  7. You have made comfort and warmth look so inviting. Your vignettes are so full of wonderful items and your photography is outstanding..Happy New Year to you..Judy

    1. Ha ha, so true!! When my daughter was younger, she had one in orange. We called it the wookie! Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by. I will definitely make my way over to your page. Based on the name, it sounds right up my alley… 🙂

  8. this is so lovely.. the pillows and lantern and throw..and the soup in the gorgeous China bowl!
    such wonderful photos, too. thank you for the inspiration.

    Tamara <3

    1. Ah, my pleasure to share. Thank you so much for the kind words and for taking the time to tell me how you feel… 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!

  9. You have sincere talent in not only design, but your photography is stunning – it actually made me “feel” the textures jumping off the screen! I live in the Canadian Arctic, so light in the winter is at a premium as we go down to just under 3 hours of daylight a day at the darkest point. I chuckled to myself as I realized I was reading this post while snuggled under my winter white faux fur throw, with cable knit slipper booties on (all done in front of a roaring fireplace!), so I guess I am a true believer in what you are saying. Since we have no stores in our wee fly in/out town, I guess I need to get the knitting needles out and make some sweater pillow covers; seeing yours has made me realize that my living room could look so much cozier with them. Thanks so much for the inspiration and again for sharing your exceptional talents!

    1. Thank you, Chris!! I love your comment… 🙂 How nice that you can knit something like that. But if you want, you can also purchase online. I have another post from last week that links to many more cozy winter ideas. You can see that one here: http://designthusiasm.com/winter-decor-ideas/ I guess I should also go back and add source links into the post you commented on. Thanks for visiting!

  10. HA! You had me at “I hate being cold!” ME TOO! But I do love all your wonderful suggestions, and I just ordered your gardenia soap, which is one of my favorite scents on the planet! Big warm bubble bath, here I come! ❤

  11. We have something in common…HATE WINTER, yet here i live in Vermont. Anywho I love this article about creating the feeling of warmth!! I think my favorite is the faux fur throw, I thing i need one:)
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Sharon Danek says:

    You tend to use beautiful light paint colors on your walls in your designs. There is a photo with a chaise lounge, tall ceilings showing two airy rooms. The wall color is gorgeous. I know I’m asking for the impossible but what color did you choose for that room design and what are your go to colors? Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

    1. Thank you so much, Sharon! I’m afraid I have no idea what image you are talking about. Can you send a link to the image?

      1. Sharon Danek says:

        I’m trying to send you the photo of the room I’m referring to but it says the email address of your business isn’t valid…I have an Apple iPad and it’s really a pain being so cautious about the world we live in today with imposters out there. So is there another address I can use or what do you suggest? I could take a photo with my phone and send to you if you don’t mind giving me your cell. I understand if you’re uncomfortable with that idea. Just let me know how I can make this work. Thank you again, Lori.

        1. Sharon Danek says:

          I’m sorry Lory. My computer put the wrong spelling of your first name.

          1. Aww that’s sweet of you to correct it. No worries at all… 🙂

  13. I hate winter too. I have SAD. The year I got stuck twice going to work after an ice storm, was the incentive to move far south. I hated the setting sun and bare trees in winter. I can see why you love white and bright. Me too. Wishing you a Happy New Year.