The Art of Cold

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Winter Whites

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Dec 16 | Design, Hosting

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As winter starts to descend in full, holiday decorations are popping up everywhere.  From hallways decked out in bells and ornaments, to spectacular department store windows, to twinkling fairy lights adorning passageways and more, this much-anticipated season is a period of color and merriment.

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But one of our favorite color palettes that works year round, is what we term “winter whites.” A popular configuration employs three of our 30" columns outfitted in an antique white finish with gold hardware. The design not only perfectly exemplifies the look we are referring to, but it just happens to look great in both winter and summer—with slight redecorating tweaks per season. Cozy, intimate, and oh so fresh—a winter white palette exudes the hygge-inspiring notion of curling up under a soft white blanket on an oversized plush chair with a hot chocolate and the warmth of a fireplace—looking out the window to a snowflake laden white winter of course. In that frame of mind, The Citizenry’s Nublado Wool Throw in Ivory is not only extra soft and chunky, but perfect to enjoy while curling up on Restoration Hardware’s Modena Slope Arm Chaise. Feel like sitting on a cloud rather than just wrapping yourself up in one? Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Tibetan Wool Chair offers just that experience with a fun and flirty edge. Considering not even leaving your bed? Parachute Home’s Linen Duvet Cover Set, crafted in Portugal, not only infuses your room with a clean and fresh vibe, but offers the ultimate in comfort. Add an undercounter Beverage Center or Wine Cabinet into your bedroom in our palette of white offerings, and you might never want to leave.

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But back to the kitchen, starting off with one our refrigeration appliances in a gloss white finish with chrome hardware, or even the aforementioned antique white finish and gold or brass hardware, offers homeowners a variety of options when striving for that winter white appeal. For backsplashes, Regoli in Bianco from Marca Corona offers an edgier take on the classic subway tile yet can work to give your kitchen a fresh, clean-lined look year round. As for a dining table, start with The Future Perfect’s Column Dining Table—it offers the perfect shade of white to layer in, and it works for all seasons. Need a statement piece over your dining table? Try the Tilda 5-Light Unique Tiered Chandelier from Perigold—you can even choose a matte black finish to contrast against all of the white. Live in a warmer climate? For breakfast chairs and a chandelier that will work year round, Serena & Lily’s Riviera Side Chair and Arteriors Home’s Tiffany Chandelier fit the bill. Accessories such as the Coco Sculptures and Flair Home’s Metropolis Box work well peppered throughout.

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While we are focused on the winter white palette, we love how versatile our appliances are in regards to design flexibility. Layering in more complementary metal accents during the winter months helps bring out that special, winter fresh aesthetic. Since we love a good table setting, bringing in fun serveware can create a truly chic yet festive holiday table. Anna New York’s beautiful Kivita coasters tend to create a more icy cool effect while their Kiva gemstone platters made of 24K gold-plated crystal, offer a warmer, more seasonal air. Into the theme? Introduce more of a gilded, sophisticated look by integrating the brand’s hand-carved, Casca gemstone bowls. For a slightly casual, yet equally chic holiday look, Canvas Home’s Dauville 5-piece place setting—available with either gold or platinum rims—offers a cohesive, universal appeal.

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