Today is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, I love the winter months, it’s the time of year that i like to welcome my family and friends to a warm, inviting place I call home. Making our home feel warm and cozy for the winter months is a task I take seriously, a task I like to include my kids in, a task that is fun and satisfying, it actually isn’t a task I love putting it all together.
In the late fall when the leaves start to fall and the temperature goes down, I clean up all the accessories in the back yard, and I turn my attention to the indoors, I turn on the fire place and take out the throw blankets, I replace my flip flops and sandals for boots and warm furry slippers. I take out my sweaters, hats and gloves; I put away the bathing suits, shorts and tee shirts. I basically want to spend my time in a cozy, warm home. Tis’ the time of year that I my love for Tartan reappear, and it seems every year all the fashion and shelter magazines report that Tartan is making a comeback, I never knew it left, did you?
For me Tartan is a classic design trend for the home, especially in the winter.
Of course no one does Tartan design for the home better than Ralph Lauren, he is a master at mixing tartan, floral, solids and geometric patterns skillfully and making it all look so chic and sophisticated.
Getting back to creating a cozy home, I certainly incorporate Tartan in my winter scheme, using throw pillows, blankets, dishes, table cloth, basically as many tartan accessories as I can get my hands on.
by Firoozeh Khorrami