Guest Post by Marlene M. Kristoff
Style at a Certain Age Saturday guest editor Marlene M. Kristoff shares luxury retail, home, and design ideas.
As we prepare for the Holidays…creating comfort and joy has never been more important.
Of course, our Homes are the total respite and great escape from the wild world on the other side of our door! Let’s bask in the tranquility and calmness we enjoy within our own walls…and bring a bit of it to those we love.
Creating comfort could be the theme for our Holiday 2021 décor, entertaining and gift list!! What is comfort to you and those you invite, love, or gift?? Simple Joys and Little Luxuries…are the answers for me! Thankfully, one doesn’t need to “break the bank” to enhance life and harvest the comforts of home.
Our homes inspire…from décor, scents, to warmth of all kinds…for every day of the year and especially at the Holidays! This week it seems timely to share some thoughts and possibilities.
Beautiful throws…are a favorite for every room and every one – man, woman, child or pup! They are available at every price point…for the gift exchange or the truly luxe gift for the man or woman who has “everything.”
We all enjoy and need their symbolic love and warmth! Adding them to your home or gift list is genius!
No matter what the décor: Country, French, Modern, Traditional or Eclectic; the throw creates cozy corners to read, enjoy a “room with a view”, curl up on a sofa, bedroom chair, or in front of a fire with tea, eggnog or cognac in hand and furry friends!
Every room is warmed by their presence and offer of comfort! Some, add elegance at the end of a bed. Yet, others
add a bit of casual charm strewn over a child’s bunkbeds, as a tablecloth or for picnics in the park! They might even
provide warmth in the car, carriage, baby crib, new Mother’s rocker or pup’s bed!!
Design wise, they are fabulous color and textural accents on the arm or back of a sofa in the living or family room, as well as the classic library or “home office.” They come in every shade and pattern of softness imaginable: in alpaca, cashmere, cotton, mohair, wool, and fur. Envision muted solids for the minimalist, tailored stripes, cable knits, chevrons, plaids or checks for the classics or sophisticates!
No matter where we live, from time to time and room to room…a bit of warmth prevents a chill from wall-to-wall windows, drafty turn-of-the-century New England homes, Midwest winters or California constructs that know nothing of insulation!
Of course, there are amusing and whimsical throw with motifs for children and the young at heart! From infants to centenarians, we all enjoy a little or a lot of warmth and affection! Consider personalizing with name or monogram too!
Certainly, their presence is an invitation to relax and surround oneself, family or guests with love. So, cozy up with yours, a favorite fragrant candle, libation and check off all the special ones on your Holiday gift list who would enjoy the comforts of a charming – chic – or fun-loving throw cuddle!!
Till next Saturday…enjoy xoxo MMK
Guest Post by Marlene M. Kristoff
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Thank you for this sweet, inviting post, Marlene. It soothed my spirit just reading it. Must be the Fall baby in me. Cozy and warmed by the throws you suggest is a dreamy vision. It provides a lovely idea for holiday gifts, knowing our love can be conveyed tangibly~
Delighted that you enjoyed my little ideas in this week’s Holiday idea post! Thank you…cozy and warm sounds good to all as the temps drop and we prepare for this special season!! Enjoy and a Happy upcoming Thanksgiving to you!! xoxo MMK
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