Saturday, November 4, 2017

As we turn our eyes inside again and think of warm interiors, company coming and the holidays, traditional decorating is very relevant so I am repeating this post from two years ago.  The only difference in the content is that I now have seven pairs of smoking slippers.  The newest ones are embroidered with peacock eyes and are for my daughter's wedding next week.  Here for a second look is the Tartan Scot. 

Rich it up!  That is a phrase that comes to mind as I think about warming up my home for the coming season.  At this point I can't bring myself to type the word that begins with W and means that other word that begins with S will be its companion.  Let's translate the W to Warmth.  It's about fireplaces and fluffy blankets, for sure, but there are some interiors that just make a cozy statement.

I have declared somewhere below that my number one designer is Bunny Williams but there are others on the list that I seek out for inspiration depending on the look I'm coveting.  A designer known for what is termed "baronial style" always comes to mind.  I think that means the to-the-manor-born look.  Whatever it means, his interiors are rich and have a particular warmth that appeals to me.

With the handy ottoman and throw and a favorite novel, one could spend hours in this corner avoiding the cold outside.

Cozy and conversation come to mind.  As one who has too many framed things to fit into her small home, I am a fan of stacked artwork.  It may be one reason I like his work.  He is not timid about incorporating abundant elements.  Crowded, you say?  I say rich! 
The simplest addition to a room to celebrate the coming season.  Greenery and pine cones accented with touches of red and, of course, at least one tartan fabric pillow.
To say Scot is a fan of tartan would be an understatement.  We have not focused on that aspect of his baronial style but here is where you can find him and his passion for the plaid.
As a fan of what I call smoking slippers I was happy to know that Scot is as well but to him they are Albert slippers.
The slipper has its roots in the gentlemanly attitude of the Victorian era hearkening back to the very stylish Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria. Yes, he of the tobacco tin.  Originally used as an evening slipper for around the house, we find them now at evening, black-tie and holiday gatherings being worn by both sexes.  I personally have two pairs.  Embellished black suede ones  similar to the ones above and a pair of subtle gray and guessed it...plaid.  



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  3. I want a pair of those slippers! I do love the "rich" look you've written about. One of my best blog friends is a minimalist and I almost feel guilty liking rooms like these above, but I do, ever so much!

    And I keep Bunny Williams books stacked by the reading chair in my bedroom and when insomnia hits me I get up and turn through them to relax me, jotting down ideas that come new to me every time I go through them again.

  4. Mine are from JJill and Aerosoles. I can't find either now. If I find some I will let you know. Zappos is now showing one with an espadrille sole.


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