Winter has come – quick get cosy!

There is just something about this time of year that makes me want to shut up shop (metaphorically speaking), get my slouchy clothes on and snuggle up on the sofa with a glass of wine and a movie on the TV.  With sunlight gone on his annual holiday and plummeting temperatures, how I want to style the interior of the house has also been affected.

Winter gives rise to comfort in our homes, with stodgy casseroles simmering away on the stove (obvs with the requisite dumplings), central heating hiked up a few notches (Mr Luxe keeps turning it down) and entertaining friends and family inside rather than outside with summer BBQs.  Interior wise, I am longing for dark decadent walls, opulent accessories and soft textured textiles.  Metallic is still an abundantly seen interior trend, with copper accessories available in a good many high street shops.

Luxe Cottage getting cozy and Maisie snuggling into the sheepskin

As a lover of all things gold, I am basking in anything with a reflective appearance and I am particularly feeling Graham & Brown’s Glitter Topcoat.  It is available in Gold or Silver and exudes glitz and glamour. It’s a beautiful transparent gloss with gold glitter throughout, creating a subtle shimmer to your walls. For understated glamour apply one coat and pair with pale, neutral shades.  For over the top glamour layer up a few coats and team with dark, moody hues for intrigue, drama and glamour.

Gold Glitter Top Coat – Graham and Brown

Novacolor is an Italian based company manufacturing paints and varnishes. They produce Zeus which is a decorative coating for interiors with a gold or silver “metallic sheet” effect. It is composed of a special copolymer with metallic pigments and enables you to personalise your walls in a very individual way.

Zeus by Novacolor

When it comes to paint, one of my personal favourites has to be Abigail Ahern.  I could wax lyrical about Abigail Ahern all day, I love how cool and individual her collections are and that she is pushing the boundaries of home interiors and styling.  Her paint collection is a range of dark and sumptuous colours.  Wooster Olive is a glamorous and elegant shade.  The first time I saw it was in LillianDaph shop in Saltburn and I was instantly mesmerised.

Wooster Olive – Abigail Ahern

Bedford Brown really sucker punched me as well the first time I saw it.  Its one of those colours I just couldn’t forget and I knew I wanted to incorporate in the house.  The room I particularly wanted to add warmth and atmosphere to was the lounge area.  Abigail describes Bedford Brown as dark, gentle and cosy and one of the most adaptable hues in the collection.  This did it for me and I set about creating a design around it.  Here is a sneak peek of the lounge revamp, I will share more next post!

Sneaky peek of my tree and the glorious wall behind in Bedford Brown – Luxe Cottage

So following on from the post I wrote last week about how to use fairy lights to make your home look instantly more luxe, here a couple of ways I have used them this week.  I came across this lonely looking tree in a charity shop window on a recent lunch break and decided to give it some attention.  Some spray paint, shiny baubles and copper wire fairy lights later and an eye-catching table centre piece was created!

Copper tree – Luxe Cottage

I then thought I would add a little sparkle to my cloakroom and a string of pretty lights strewn along the shelf did the trick.

Loving the casual toilet roll just lounging there hahaha!  It is a soft one though!Luxe Cottage

Next time I will be giving you a total run down of the lounge revamp.  I am totally in lust with the wallpaper in there and am still doing some tinkering with the styling.  Sees ya later!  Gx

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