Today the temperatures here have dipped below 5 degrees Celsius. There’s a nip in the air you can’t ignore. Even my cats, who normally love prowling the neighbourhood, are snuggled inside on their perch showing no interest in the outdoors. It has taken about half a month longer than usual to get to this temperature…not that I’ve heard anyone complaining…but usually by now I’m well into the habit of warming by the fire and cooking stews and hearty soups. As I ushered the kids out the door to school, dressed in their winter coats and toques, the picture of a rustic cabin, a wisp of white smoke rising from the chimney, came into my mind. I wrapped my sweater around me and smiled. Cocooning time has arrived. What makes you feel warm and cozy?
A rustic cabin on the shores of Georgian Bay. I love the warmth of the wood and the enormous stone fireplace. I personally think a more comfy chair may be required there though.
This just looks, tidy, comfy, and cozy. I love the mix of antique and new, as well as the warm tones, of wood, pottery and gilt frames.
I just want to curl up in that brown leather chair but my favourite item in the photo is the kilim covered bench. I like the subtle exotic feel introduced by the art, brass, and sculpture.
Admittedly Early American/Canadian is one my favourite styles. I love the richness of the tapestry, and the patina of the antique wood pieces. I’m also enamored with the unadorned windows.
Modern. Not usually associated with cozy but I think the use of wood brings warmth, as well as the comfortable sofas and the simple but dramatic use of branches in the vase gives a lovely sense of comfort here.