Is it really already mid-January? It seems like just *yesterday,* we were all sharing our holiday homes!
Normally, I would transition right into Valentine's Day after taking down our Christmas decorations, but, this year, I thought I'd give the red a break for a bit and keep a few winter touches around our house.
I decided to add in a bit of gray, with the help of these pretty solid and striped pillows from IKEA:
I then shopped the house and brought in chunky mercury candlesticks (from the dining room) and added them to our sofa table. I left our wintery arrangement that was here at Christmas, but, I removed the red berry branches to give it a cleaner look:
Of course, blankets are a "must" when it comes to winter decor, which is why I had to scoop up this blanket from IKEA ... love the colors and it helps our chair feel "cozy ready!"
I've really enjoyed intruding more gray around here ... and, I even carried it over to our buffet. Although, I'm not done with it yet ... gotta add just "one" more coat of paint, and then she'll be ready for her close up:
Now, you *knoooow* that I had to try my hand at a simple Winter mantel.
And, when I saw this free printable from my sweet friend Barb on her fabulous blog, The Everyday Home, I knew I had to print it off and add it to our mantel, smack dab in the middle! Thanks again, Barb!
"Pencil-y" Christmas trees (that were on our foyer table during the holidays) and silver candlesticks help to finish off our simple Winter mantel.
While I miss the red and vibrant holiday colors around our house, we're enjoying the soft and soothing "wintery" colors in here for now ...
And, of course, I had to add a bit of Winter in the kitchen, too. Soon, these sweet, faux treats will be replaced with Valentine goodies!
Stop back by for a few splashes of "LOVE" soon!
Thanks for visiting,