Without a doubt, our family room gets the most use in the winter. We probably spend as much time in here in January-March as we do the rest of the whole year combined. This is where we hibernate by the fire on those frigid cold days.
For Christmas, we had covered the plaid chairs that flank the fireplace with white slipcovers. While I enjoyed that look, I missed my cozy plaid chairs. So we removed the slipcovers as we put the tree away. I am sure the slipcovers will make an appearance again, but for now the plaid adds a cozy feel that warms up the room during these cold months.
I decided to leave the vintage skis next to the fireplace for the winter. I have been shopping for some new throw pillow for these chairs. I love the look of Kilim pillow covers and I am considering a couple of these from Grandin Road. What do you think? I haven't been able to decide which 2 to order.
I am loving the eclectic feel the new Kattrup rug from Ikea adds to this seating area. Since we bought it back in November, we had the white slipcovers. But I like the way it looks with the plaid chairs too.
I purchased the white throw with the vintage skis and sleds from Garnet Hill in their Christmas clearance and it has quickly become a favorite in our house. It is fluffy and warm and perfect to snuggle under to read a book by the fire. Or to take a nap on the couch.
Speaking of naps on the couch, that is exactly what Keeper was doing when I took these pictures.
I thought it was funny that she feel asleep next to Matthew's Golden-opoly game.
We are enjoying our winter themed gallery wall and I am glad it took us through Christmas and beyond. I may remove the red deer head soon because it feels a bit holiday-ish to me, but it can stay a bit longer until I find something to replace it with.
I added a plaid picture matte to this snowy picture of the boys. When I was in Pottery Barn picking up a few last minute items the week before Christmas, I noticed some plaid mattes in their picture frames. As the cashier was putting my purchases into a pretty plaid bag, I realized that I could create the same look using the bag. When I got home, I simply traced the frame's white matte onto the bag and cut it out to create a new plaid matte for my frame.
Total cost: $0.
Finally, I am happy to report that the boxwood wreaths I made recently are holding up well. My hope was that they would last through the holidays and they did. Although they are dry to the touch, they still look great so I think I will leave the up a while longer.