• Winter wonder

    by  • November 15, 2012 • Stylish living, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Winter wonder

    At this time of year, nothing seems more appealing than this inviting sitting room, with its roaring log fire, cosy throws and winter tartan. There’s something infinitely appealing about a fire burning in the hearth. Until recently, I’ve lived in period properties: a Victorian cottage replete with a modest wood-burning stove, followed by an early Edwardian house, whose drafts were countered by a roaring log fire encased by a grand marble surround. Now, I’ve swapped those homes for a modern apartment by the river. Definitely less drafty, though not quite as characterful. But my living room still has some of the elements that I love about this picture. Lots of soft textures, plentiful candles and simple artwork. And the fireplace? Well, I’ve cheated a little. On cold days, I still have a fire burning, but it’s a virtual one on my TV screen, courtesy of a clever DVD. Maybe not literally warming, but it never fails to lift my spirits when winter sets in.

     

    Emma JP

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