Comfortable LuxuryDecember, 2013
Cooler days and longer nights invite a cozier approach to living.
And now—as a new season begins in earnest—is the perfect time to re-dress your nest, paying attention to details that will make it a warm, inviting place to while away the winter. “This is a chance to really indulge yourself and your guests with accessories that infuse your surroundings with luxury, on every level,” says Cheryl Tiegs, who treats her own Los Angeles home to a seasonal refresher every year. “But remember that ‘rich’ and ‘relaxed’ are perfect partners,” she adds. “Luxurious doesn’t have to mean stiff, or formal.”
Cheryl’s own style is an object lesson in this philosophy: In fashion and home design she favors simple silhouettes and classic styles elevated by fine fabrics like silk and cashmere, for an effect that’s anything but basic. You can apply the same approach to any room in your home. Add a plush throw to the end of your old sofa, and you’ve created a tempting retreat. Brew your afternoon tea in a delicate metal pot or serve your guests their lunch on a lacquered tray, and suddenly an everyday routine becomes a rewarding ritual.
“It’s the difference between getting comfy in a pair of sweatpants or in super-soft cashmere pajamas,” says Cheryl. “It may seem like a pretty small distinction, but when you treat yourself to the little things, you end up feeling pampered and special, and that confident feeling flows into everything you do.”
GET THE LOOK: Conrad Navy Lacquer Tray with Gold-Leafed Greek Key Base, $1,245, Worlds Away; lacremehome.com. Pyrénées Log Holder in Chocolate, $688, Artedona; artedona.com. Silk velvet piqué counterpane with Tusser silk border, $750, Yves Delorme; yvesdelorme.com. Maromi Bird Cast Iron Teapot, $99, Teavana; teavana.com. Castered Tufted Storage Ottoman in Ophelia Gray fabric, $579, Ballard Designs; ballarddesigns.com.