Living in North Carolina during a snow storm is like being in elementary school all over again. There is a rush of excitement, businesses close, everyone sits anxiously by the television to see if school will be cancelled once again (even if a single flake hasn’t fallen from the sky), and families and friends all cocoon inside their homes. If you need to go to the grocery store – forget it. The entire city has converged on every grocery store in sight and taken all of the bread and milk. The weather crews are out in full force predicting the latest Snowpocalypse and telling how you can best prepare. It’s quite the phenomenon.
I have always loved the snow. I can hear Rosemary Clooney’s silky voice singing “I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow” a la White Christmas after a nice snowfall. And growing up in Ohio I had the opportunity to see plenty of it each winter. There are very few times when one can wander down the sidewalk or take a drive through downtown in such peace. It’s breathtaking and I am in love every time it happens.
Last week was one of these rare occasions in North Carolina where we had a lovely snowfall. I went for a walk in my neighborhood on the way to a friend’s house and enjoyed every moment. And I began to think about snow-inspired interiors. For me, the snow evokes images of time-worn wood tones and washed out neutrals. Lots of white, beige, blue and gray, just like the Central Ohio sky in the winter.
The style is reminiscent of a farm house – but not your typical farm house (I’m not exactly a farm-house type of girl).
Doesn’t this bedroom from Hooker Furniture just look cozy and warm? Perfect for long winter nights.
…or perhaps you prefer something more rustic like this gorgeous sleigh bed from Vanguard Furniture?
We can be rustic and glam at the same time, no?
This dining room is perfect – including the exposed brick and amazing windows…
…and a gorgeous accompanying sideboard.
So no matter where you may be this winter, I hope you find a bit of inspiration for those cold, snowy nights.