House and Life

House and Life

Monday, October 13, 2008

What is Coziness to You?

Images from the homes or works of designers: Ruthie Sommers, David Jimenez, Todd Alexander Romano, and Robin Bell.

As we three (four including the dog) settle into our new digs, I realize I've yet to create a "so-called" cozy spot. It's really driving me crazy. I think part of the reason I've been driven mad by this is I gave up a working fireplace in the new digs. I know I will add one (most likely gas, you don't even WANT to know how much it is to build a new chimney). So here is my question for you. What do you need to feel cozy in your home and do you have it? I sampled a few of my favorite rooms above which all seem to have mastered it in diverse ways. Do you need a lot of print to feel the warm vibes, or can you settle in to a neutral palette full of texture and not too much noise? What else? Funny, both appeal to me. Somebody come build me a fire.

PS DJ, I will cozy up to that bar cart one of these years...haha.