Embrace the power of whitewashing. Speaking of white, using a watered-down white paint on wood elements in your home creates a warm, Shabby Chic look that always feels cozy.
Here, a custom built-in unit houses a fire feature as well as a TV on a rotating mechanism to deliver the best of both worlds.
Designer Ken Gemes created the living room of his 1920's Bronxville, New York, home around the fabric that he chose for the window treatments—a subtle hand-block printed linen from Tyler Graphics featuring shades of taupe and a smoky blue ground.
Large rooms with high ceilings can be problematic for those wishing for a cozy atmosphere in a living room. No problem. Layer in extra-comfortable furnishings, and all of a sudden that cavernous space feels more quaint.