The Home Page: Shorter Days Means More Time at Home

Plus: How to Craft a Cozy Reading Nook

Credit: Havenly


However you feel about daylight savings time, it has happened, so we need to adjust. In the interest of looking on the bright side, it’s time to settle in, snuggle up, and enjoy our longer evenings with puzzles, board games, and books! The blog Havenly offers ideas to help create an amazing, cozy reading nook. From the comfiest chair to the loveliest lighting to the coziest textiles, they’ve got you covered.


Credit: Kim Cornelison

Another benefit to the shorter days can be more time at home to tackle indoor projects. I realized recently that the quarantine decluttering that I did during 2020’s serious sequestration is now over a year old. It’s time to re-up the Marie Kondo vibe in the closets, or make a new list of winter to-dos. Not sure where to start? Here’s a list of 32 projects from cabinets to doors to faucets that can be done in a weekend.

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Credit: Mauricio Bergamin

If clean-up doesn’t sound appealing, how about an indoor craft project to while away the evening hours? Our Style Specialist, Christine, shared some of her crafty secrets in a recent article, detailing how to frame favorite fabrics to create prints that will look like you spent a bundle. Step-by-step instructions are here.


Credit: The Zia Group

Another option here in our climate is to bring the creature comforts of the indoors outside. Whether a space heater on the patio or a full-on fireplace feature in the backyard, even when it’s dark and cold in SoCal, it’s not really that cold. This exotic outdoor living room is from a lovely home in the heart of Montecito, recently sold by the Zia Group

For yet another way to keep warm, this week’s issue is all about coffee. Fix yourself a cuppa, wrap yourself in a blanket, and enjoy. Happy Sunday!

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