As the temperatures begin to drop and more time is spent indoors, it’s key to have a space that encourages comfort and relaxation. While necessary elements include a fireplace, inviting sofa and warm accents, take cues from these top designers and introduce bold artwork, rich textures and unique details to keep the space from feeling dark and dreary.
Abstract artwork above the fireplace adds a fresh feel to the traditional, masculine look of this library/den space in a historic Chicago apartment designed by Jessica Lagrange Interiors.
A unique wallcovering with nailhead detailing provides a welcome contrast to the dark wooden shelving and trim in this New York City penthouse designed by Kirsten Kelli.
The elegant color scheme of warm browns and blues used by interior designer Cindy Rinfret of Rinfret Limited Interior Design & Decoration creates a sophisticated complement to the exquisite architectural detailing by Wadia Associates in this country house in Greenwich, Connecticut.
A warm, bright neutral color palette and variety of textures creates an inviting look in this London den designed by Dorothee Junkin of DJDS.
A deep wall color creates an intimate feel in this space by Texas-based interior designer Courtney Hill while a soft colored rug and natural light keep it from feeling overly dark.
Conversation is comfortable and effortless with this circular seating layout designed by Tommy Chambers.
Old world accents add a layer of charm to this richly designed room by Robert Passal.
Warm, polished wood, a jade colored fireplace surround and a primary color palette create a stately look in this home designed by architect Richard Manion.
Designers Elizabeth Brush Saypol & Elise Morrissey, of Morrissey Saypol Interiors, created a warm, intimate space with a blue gray paint color and velvet upholstery on the sofa in this Connecticut home.
A contemporary table and seating from The Bright Group seating give this traditional library a more casual, inviting feel in this Scarsdale home designed by Alisberg Parker Architects.
Plush textures and colorful artwork warm up the monochromatic gray color palette in this Chicago home designed by Eva Quateman.