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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Let’s Try a Little Coziness!

I think we all love the look of a cozy place to sit or to lay down for a lovely Sunday afternoon nap. Sometimes when it is really cozy, it can remind us of a tent or a fort we built as children, and that is always a fun memory. I found some wonderful cozy places to share with you today………..
I, for one, would love to read a book and fall asleep in this wonderful little alcove bed.
6045b2f3c2ea[1] I have actually shown this picture in another post that I did on Greek Key designs. This is not an actual alcove, but the drapery behind the bed and the cornice and side drapes makes for a nice and cozy place to sleep.
alcove[1] This bed is in an actual alcove and by adding the swags and jabots, it makes it feel very princess-like. Don’t you think?
CT0307108b_3_x[1] Nothing but coziness going on here!
cx0409102p_1_y[1] This already feels like a special place because you have to take steps down to this room. It feels like a little hideaway.
d8b744a16c09[1] What a fun way to divide a shared bedroom. This is a great use of space and each child would feel like they had their own special hiding place.

Picture_23[1]Designer Phoebe Howard / Style Editor Eddie Ross 

Another draped enclosed bed. I love the reading lights and that sunburst mirror is a wonderful touch. I am not sure who designed this room, but it is perfection to me. I want to sleep in this comfy bed.
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This might actually be an alcove, but I think this shows by draping a room that is not too wide with drapes on each side and,by placing the bed in the middle, you can create an alcove look. I have also seen beds placed inside of closets to make an alcove. If you use your imagination you could create an alcove in a room with shelves on each side of a bed and use a drape to create the look of an alcove.  After seeing all of these images can you think of a place in your home you could create a special reading alcove or sleeping area?
“Enjoy the Process” Of: Thinking of cozy spaces.
BTW: I just found out who decorated my favortie cozy spot in this post, the bed with the starburst mirror and wonderful green and white comforter was done by none other than one of my favorite people and designers EDDIE  ROSS. I got this message from him:

Hi Kathy Sue!!! Love this post! The bed with the reading lights with in the bed hanging is a bed that I styled in Florida for House Beautiful years ago. It was such a fun shoot my good friend Pheobe Howard was the designer on the Carter project.

Hope all is well,


Eddie + Jaithan