It’s cold outside, and I’m craving
more than ever.
Shall we pay a visit to Kate Winslet’s
cottage in The Holiday and dream
of owning a storybook charmer
of our own?
What makes it cozy?
Spaces that are just the right size,
that don’t overwhelm…timeworn textiles
Pillows and nothing too precious.
Thoughtful lighting and a tub
I could kiss this front door on the lips.
Books always make it cozy.
Casual, natural baskets and little trays
to keep clutter minimized.
In my own home, candles, linen, and throws
that beg to be touched keep it cozy.
As well as twinkly lights in a lantern
(in our bedroom).
It’s Hollywood, baby…I love surmising
the scale of Kate’s make believe cottage from this
perspective with the humans in it.
A key element of cozy in fact,
is human-scaled, approachable pieces.
Remember when you were a child?
Did you dream of a playhouse
with vaulted ceilings, or was it
just your size?
What are your own personal tips for
making a space extra cozy?
Peace to you right where you are.