Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chop Your Own Wood

"Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice"
Henry Ford


I've spent the last week in the foothills of Virginia, working on a new home for a client. Since I live on the coast, it's nice to travel and work in a different environment. The house is coming along. What makes me so happy (the client too!) is how warm and inviting it is already. There is no furniture, the windows are bare, the lighting is minimal, and accessories have yet to be placed, but there is a sense of expectation, promise, and memories to be made for this delightful family of five.

ADD SOME WARMTH


Watch for sparks



Bespoke reproduction firescreen
hwpoulterandson.co.uk



Petite blaze




Cire Trudon candles
ciretrudon.com





Rusted zinc candle holder
areohome.com




C'mon baby light my fire







Matches
areohome.com


Put a little light on the subject



Lamp
hausinteriors.com


Curl up with a good book



Hound bookends
hazelnutneworleans.com



Throw a little wood on the fire





Cherry bark boxes and wood finials
areohome.com

Wood/magazine basket
crateandbarrel.com



Toasty toes



Amara bath mat
laylagrace.com


This will warm you up





tea kettles
Williams-Sonoma.com



Come stand by me



Delonghi electric stove heater
gracioushome.com


Try color



...or white





Bring the outdoors in





Be curious and collect






Spare the threadbare chair




Start a conversation...pit







Warm your heart



Blink182 rabbit logo with Haiti flag
blink182.com $15.00
All proceeds go to the Red Cross



The well worn and familiar






...and when all else fails









"The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money."
Thomas Jefferson

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