Every once in a while, we just need a good plaid story home. Plaid comes and goes, but it’s always timeless with the fall and winter season. I can’t put my finger on it, but something about that pattern just says cozy during the colder weather. Which is why I thought now was the perfect time to share this mountain home designed by Anthony Baratta, though you may have seen it in Veranda’s November issue.
This is my idea of an everyday room with a romantic vibe. You’ve got the waterfall chandelier and a few candle options here mixed in with the texture of sheepskin ottoman and the red curtain(that I imagine to be velvet or silk). I think a tufted sofa with nailhead trims just says romance. I’ve always thought the country style always had a touch of romance to it, so I threw in the buffalo plaid chair with the rustic coffee table. To prevent this room from getting to light and to pull another color from the dramatic art print of the couple dancing in the rain, I added in the black cabinet. I love this overdyed rug with the textured wallpaper.
Valentine’s Day seems to be the most anticipated or the most dreaded holiday of all. Love plays a very big role in all our lives. I think we make too big a deal about this one particular day, whether you love or hate it. I think a lot of people tend to forget that this day should also be dedicated to loving themselves, not just others. I have found ten things that fit the Valentine’s Day theme, whether it’s for yourself or someone else.
1) Love Brass Object from West Elm. I absolutely love this!!! Just seeing it again makes me happy and it’s totally on my list of things to buy for the home. I first came across it on the Bright Bold & Beautiful blog here. I’m very glad that Laura Trevey took a minute to share this glamorous object with us.