Cozy Spaces, Candlelight, and Warm Fires

The bitter cold of winter can keep everyone indoors. Having a warm, welcoming place to gather is key. An overstuffed sofa by the fire with snuggly blankets and fun pillows begs you to kick off your snow boots, relax, and enjoy your mug of cocoa.

Styled by Valerie Troupe
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Photos by f8 Photo Studios
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Don’t forget the aromatics! Potpourri keeps the house smelling great, and scented candles add a warm glow while tantalizing the nose with invigorating or relaxing scents.

When you have to step outside, wrap up tight in a beautiful cashmere scarf. You can even gather outside around the fire pit and roast marshmallows for s’mores!

It’s easy to keep the dark days of winter at bay when you have all the things to stay warm and cozy with your loved ones.

Gretchen Quinn Handmade Pottery Mug, $32; NOFO @ the Pig 2014 Fairview Rd; nofo.com

Gretchen Quinn Handmade Pottery Mug, $32; NOFO @ the Pig 2014 Fairview Rd; nofo.com

Stressless View Recliner in Cori Beige Leather with Signature Base Medium Size Starts @ $3,795; ambiente modern furniture 3915 Beryl Rd; ambientefurniture.com

Stressless View Recliner in Cori Beige Leather with Signature Base Medium Size Starts @ $3,795; ambiente modern furniture 3915 Beryl Rd; ambientefurniture.com

Mason Jar Candles with choice of graphic, scent and color, $35 per class; the devilish egg 1310 A Fairview Rd; thedevilishegg.com

Mason Jar Candles with choice of graphic, scent and color, $35 per class; the devilish egg 1310 A Fairview Rd; thedevilishegg.com

Custom Wood Plantation Shutters, Prices vary; Southern Accent Shutters & Blinds 5684 Wilsons Mills Rd, Clayton, NC 27520; southernaccentshutters.com

Custom Wood Plantation Shutters, Prices vary; Southern Accent
Shutters & Blinds
5684 Wilsons Mills Rd, Clayton, NC 27520;
southernaccentshutters.com

 Peel & Company 100% Wool Hand-Woven Samuel Rug, $315; Eatman’s Carpets & Interiors 2641-104 Noblin Rd; eatmansinc.com

 Peel & Company 100% Wool Hand-Woven Samuel Rug, $315; Eatman’s Carpets & Interiors 2641-104 Noblin Rd; eatmansinc.com

“Lucy” Ottoman by Norwalk Furniture, $1,374; furnish 8724 Glenwood Ave; furnishnc.com

“Lucy” Ottoman by Norwalk Furniture, $1,374; furnish 8724 Glenwood Ave; furnishnc.com

Urban Garden “White Amaryllis & Rosemary” Potpourri ($23) & Candle ($15–27); affordable chic 2315 Lynn Rd #106; myraleighboutique.com

Urban Garden “White Amaryllis & Rosemary” Potpourri ($23) & Candle ($15–27); affordable chic 2315 Lynn Rd #106; myraleighboutique.com

Swivel/Glider Chair, blue, $840; Transitional Three-Cushion Sofa, $1,739; dexter furniture 8411 Glenwood Ave #101; dexterfurniture.com

Swivel/Glider Chair, blue, $840; Transitional Three-Cushion Sofa, $1,739; dexter furniture 8411 Glenwood Ave #101; dexterfurniture.com

Dauphine King Bed: Introduce a grand sophistication in a formal master suite with this elegant Daulphine King Headboard. Crafted from solid mahogany, this piece is offered with a vast array of finish and distress options to create a truly custom design, $1,686; steven shell living 2030 Clark Ave; stevenshellliving.com

Dauphine King Bed: Introduce a grand sophistication in a formal master suite with this elegant Daulphine King Headboard. Crafted from solid
mahogany, this piece is offered with a vast array of finish and distress
options to create a truly custom design, $1,686; steven shell living 2030 Clark Ave; stevenshellliving.com