4 Steps to Comfy and Cozy

This time of year I am always in the mood for comfy and cozy, whether it be attire or decor, the more comfort the better! It must be the chilly weather or holiday season that’s giving me all the feels, but I’ve got comfort on the brain and in the mood to share what’s giving me the warm and fuzzies this week. It’s all about getting your home cozy for the festive season! Here are 4 tips to get you on your way!

– Throw on the throws

Layering is always an easy way to add warmth and texture to a space. Think chunky knits or plush faux furs.

Interior Design: Jennifer Robin Interiors / Photogrpaher: Paul Dyer

 

-Warm up the patio

Have a fire lit before the guests arrive, extra decorative pillows for comfort and warm throws at hand.

House Beautiful / Design: Ruard Veltman / Photographer: Eric Piasecki

-Light extra lamps

You don’t have to have a dinner party just to turn on the ambient lighting! Turn on all of your lamps throughout the house to bring a warm glow to each space.

Interior Design: John De Bastiani / @johndebastiani

-Use a warmer palette

Whether you’re repainting or simply adding some seasonal decor, turn to the warmer tones to set the mood. Traditional Fall colors are always a good idea – think oranges, browns and plums.

Luxe Magazine / Interior Designer: Tom Konopiots and Michael Stornello, Vincere, Ltd. / Photography: Nathan Kirkman / Builder: Jim Schueller, Bloomfield Development Company, LLC

 

Stay toasty, my friends!

xoA

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Andrea’s Highlights: ASID Awards Gala

Saturday night was the ASID Awards Gala, and it was a most special evening for Andrea Wachs Interior Design. The firm was honored to receive recognition for design work in four different categories.

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1st place residential over 2500 square feet:

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1st place small bathroom:

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2nd place large bathroom

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All Photography By: VWC Studio

3rd place single space specialty (co-designer with Carlie Cornik)

I am blown away by the awards and all of the love, but above all, I am beyond grateful to our wonderful clients for their trust in my firm and continued support! After celebrating our 10 year anniversary last month, I couldn’t have asked for a better way to commemorate those years of hard work, hustle and reward.

A huge thanks to everyone for their support!

xoA

Artist/Designer Spotlight: Zoe Pawlak

Welcome to Wachs This Ways’ new feature, Artist/Designer Spotlight. There are so many wonderful and talented humans out there and I believe they need a shout out, so I’m here to do just that.

After some serious creative soul surfing on the web recently I discovered Canadian artist, Zoe Pawlak. Her contemporary artwork is so refreshing and moody – in all of the right ways. She makes contemporary take on such a diversity – figurative, floral and landscapes – each with its own flair of personality. From canvas to floor, I love it all! Yup, you heard me correctly, floor – her rug collection is a show stopper!

Top of my list, if I must choose one, Rising

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I couldn’t stand to not share both of these beauties! Oh! The floors I can envision them on.

Over Oceans Collection-Coastal Shift

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Red Dust Collection-Shift

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If you’re still stuck on the commitment process when it comes to purchasing art, head back to my Designers Tips post ‘Andrea’s Tricks to Selecting Art‘.

xoA