Everyone needs a little ‘me time’ and whilst many of us don’t have cabins tucked into the woods or below mountains we can totally create a cosy nest that makes us feel as if we’re living on the edge of a pine scented forest.
To have a cosy pad you’ll need layers. Anyone who has been to one of AA’s design masterclasses will know how integral texture and layers are for creating that snug vibe. Introduce fluffy, woolly and strokable textiles for instant cosiness.
EMBRACE THE DARK SIDE
Dark colours exude warmth... they wrap you up in the squishiest of blankets and tantalise and intrigue – if you’re a converter to the dark side you will know this instantly. If you’re not then now is the time to experiment, no?
EVOKE A MOOD WITH SCENT
AA is obsessed with We Took To the Woods candles. Their hand poured 100% soy wax candles are a subtle fusion of all things forest which makes you want to snuggle up in a chair, light a fire and chill – perfect for going off grid. Sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli, musk, fig and bergamot are a few of their intoxicating fragrances.
AA has this book on her coffee table and constantly dips in and out of the beautiful imagery and inspiring stories by people who’ve created their dream home. Another fab reads is Forest Feast Gatherings by Erin Gleeson. Gleeson left NYC to live in a cabin in the woods of northern California, started a blog to document her veggie-centric seasonal approach to cooking and has never looked back.
Plump for furniture pieces that add great texture to a room - wooden furniture, knotted rope chandeliers, textural hides and rustic vases. A rich patina contributes to that cosy charm... perfect for decorating your own rustic hideaway.