It’s the time of year when the frigid night air gives way to frosted morning windowpanes, the time of year when (and if) a hint of blue sky or sunshine peaks through the infinite grayness, you're pleasantly surprised. We've officially reached the bleak months of winter; the limbo between the holidays and the first signs of spring...
The beauty of the winter solstice? Now's the time to cozy up! Read on to find out about some of the pieces, products and designs that have us head-over-heels for these frozen months!
Fireplace goals via savvy home
Mix in some greenery
Since the trees outside are bare during this time of year, it feels so nice to bring a little life indoors. This massive Birds of Paradise house plant may be a bit over the top, but we adore the lush, tropical vibe it emits. There's the sweetest urban garden supply store in the South End of Boston called Niche—you can get your enchanted forest fix there, as they have plants of all kinds to add a little mystery and magic to any space!
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Pronounced “HUE-gah,” hygge is Danish term that doesn't have a concrete definition, but embodies more of a feeling—of coziness, intimacy, serenity. Hygee is a practiced way of life; it's no wonder that Denmark is named as one of the happiest countries in the world...
This bedding is hygge to the max. We're loving neutral bedroom decor - especially muted taupe accents as seen above. Oh, and count us in for chunky knit throws all winter long! Read more about hygge + this perfect bedding via stylecaster
A faux fur throw
Danielle Moss mentioned this Williams Sonoma faux fur throw in her Winter Survival Guide and she couldn't have been more spot on! What could possibly be cozier than curling up by the fire with a mug of hot cocoa in hand, draped in cloudlike softness? This one is warm and weighty...get it here
Coco rosé all day
An all-natural, hydrating body scrub with the elegant scent of coconut and Moroccan rose, Herbivore's Coco Rose Body Polish is highly moisturizing, plant-based...and we're obsessed. A good exfoliator is a MUST during these winter months. PARC has a bunch of goodies from this line - go here to see more!
Ethereal lighting fixtures
For a look that always works, the Serena & Lily "Finley" pendant is our go-to. What we love about this fixture: the glass + metal combination and the sleek, airy aesthetic. To achieve a cozier feel, opt for a warmer light bulb instead of something super bright.
Image via @serenaandlily
Chances are, you're familiar with the scent "Volcano" by Capri Blue. If not, please run to the nearest Anthropologie immediately and purchase one of these gems! With delicious notes of tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons and limes and exotic mountain greens, this candle is our year-round fave. Side note: this iridescent jar is so pretty when it's lit.
Image via @anthropologie
A dreamy bathtub
We can't deny that one of our favorite things to do on a chilly night is relax in a luxurious bubble bath, but imagine if you had this copper tub in your home? Between the metal work and the exposed wooden wall—this design will inspire us for months to come!
Image via @industrial_interior