walking in a winter wonderland

My current obsession: whimsical, woodland creature inspired design.  I’m convinced fairytale-esque royal hues are going to be HOT this winter, and I’m all on board with that trend (believe it or not).  I’m usually a neutral and pastel kind of girl, or I just go straight for black and white, but when deep purples, emerald greens, and ruby reds are paired with winterwonderland whites and washed out wood, oh man I’m a goner.

I recently got hooked on the ABC show Once Upon A Time (don’t judge me, I’m slightly embarrassed) so perhaps that’s to blame for my newfound winterwonderland, woodland creature, fairytale obsession.  However, I’d bet money on it becoming super popular this season.  If it doesn’t, go ahead and have a good laugh on my behalf.  And don’t feel bad, because I’d laugh at myself too.

So what does this whimsical style all involve?  Think Anthropologie meets Z-Gallerie meets winter. Umm…what?!  Let me paint you a picture:

It’s a little bit of royalty meets rustic, you know, all the stuff that fairytales are made of.  And here’s why it works: it takes ultra-traditional elements, for example, the vintage lines on that Queen Anne chair, but gives it a modern twist with the white paint.  The crispness of the white makes those details really pop, especially when paired with the dark, rich color.  Then you juxtapose the soft velvet with the rough and rugged reclaimed wood, and you have some serious textural eye candy.  Ya dig?  I dig.

I have this gorgeous stylized shoot with all of these elements created in my mind.  Think all of that prettiness above presented as a tablescape in the snow in the middle of the woods (yo, Z Gallerie, need ideas for an upcoming catalog?).  I’m probably doing a terrible job explaining it…I need to just sketch this bad boy.  This photo is too good to simply sit in my brain.

Anyways, I’ve gone off on a complete tangent.  So to wrap this post up, keep your eyes peeled this holiday season for jewel tones paired with this lovely combo, and let’s see how accurate my trend forecast is.  

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One Response to walking in a winter wonderland

  1. I love the idea of royal hues in the winter! Everything can get so dreary and drab and having a bit of pop in your house is a good idea. Also, my husband would be all over that ceramic deer head.

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