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The snow just keeps pounding us this winter, rendering us indoors (and without Starbucks) for what feels like ages. But we’ve decided to look on the bright side and list all the things we love about snow days. As it turns out, there’s lots to love indeed! What’s your favorite thing about snow days?
1. Sleeping in. Because getting out of bed on a frosty morning is so hard to do.
2. Breakfast in bed. Because you can!
3. A quiet, cozy corner for reading and staring out the window at snowflakes.
4. Our pajamas, laptop and a tall stack of our favorite home design books and magazines (including At Home in Arkansas, of course!)
5. The sound of a crackling fireplace.
6. Playing in the snow.
7. Paula Deen’s snow ice cream (recipe here)
8. Dinner by candlelight.
9. If we can’t have Starbucks, we’ll settle for our own endless cup of coffee.
10. Staying at home with our pets.
Come on, it’s your turn! What will you be doing this snow day? Reading, catching up on your fave tv shows, sledding? We want to hear what you love most about Ol’ Man Winter!
Photos and quote via My Home Ideas
Editor Diane Carroll spent part of her morning overseas: “Part of the fun of reading blogs is the armchair travel,” she says, “and I stumbled across this blog from Sweden. I love the aesthetic: spare, artistic, personal. It could be Stockholm, or a downtown Little Rock loft, given an artfully inspired owner.” (“Black and white in Jakobstad” from emmas designblogg)
From account executive/marketing coordinator Lauren Strother: “I adore the use of upholstery on the Louis Ghost chairs paired with the tulip dining table! I might have to copy this look for my own breakfast nook.” (“Tulip Talk” from Matters of Style)
Leave it to Lonny Magazine: “I am really into decorating with white these days,” says account executive Katie Rawlings. “I especially love the white headboard with the yellow accents!” (“A Head Above the Rest” from Beth Davis Interios, via Lonny Magazine)
Art director Mandy Keener has a crush: “This blue club chair looks like a slice of heaven!” she says. (“Shopper’s Diary: Canvas Home Store Online” from Remodelista)
“I’ve always had dreams of being a fabulous hostess,” says associate editor Paulette Pearson. “And of course, if I were to host a cheese party, this is exactly how it would look! Only kidding, but isn’t it lovely? Organic and elegant and ideal for a crowd.” (“A dazzling cheese party is my fave” from You Are My Fave)
Account executive Kathy Condrey thinks this series of images is absolutely stunning. If you’re a fan of turquoise, we think you’ll agree. (“Glitz and Glamour Galore” from House of Turquoise)
Here’s an extra, web-only shot from the LaFrance home we featured in our October issue! It’s a pantry/prep room that interior designer Kevin Walsh covered in Clarence House wallpaper! Such a brilliant idea considering the cheerful end result, don’t you think?
photography by Nancy Nolan
image via House Beautiful