My Current Obsession

I know this is a strange declaration but I LOVE cold countries!  We had the most beautiful February day ever (Toronto and it was sunny and 14!) and all I thought was I miss the cold.  Maybe it’s the romantic in me but I love everything that has to do with the cold and keeping cozy.  I love the cosy sweaters, I love hats and scarves, the way trees crack as they sway in the winter breeze, fresh snow, roaring fires, warm blankets, the list goes on and on!

 What a cosy blanket!

What a cosy blanket!

 Love these textures combined!

Love these textures combined!

The architecture and design in northern climates has been adapted over time to these long winters.  The houses celebrate light, warmth, and a connection to the great outdoors.  These houses generally have large windows and glass doors, wooden floors, wool rugs, a fireplace, white walls, and a simplicity in their decoration. 

 A Swedish cottage in the summer

A Swedish cottage in the summer

 A Finish home in the winter - so spectacular!

A Finish home in the winter - so spectacular!

 Another home in the summer

Another home in the summer

What I’m really drawn to are the houses that are dark on the outside but white on the inside.

 I could totally live here!

I could totally live here!

 So simple...

So simple...

 I love their starkness!

I love their starkness!

These homes work beautifully in both the winter and the summer.

I am in love...