Warm Wishes

Sure, it’s cold outside. We’re staying warm by filling our rooms with the flickering glow of candlelight, swaddling ourselves in cashmere, tucking in, and toasting the stillness of the winter season – preferably with a gin martini in hand.

By Emily Ash Gerow and Tyson Lamm

Kneen & Co: E.R. Butler Biedermeier Candlesticks

Classic European design gets reimagined with these statement-worthy candlesticks. Available in 19 (!!) unique shapes, we’d cluster them together in a collection of three or five and adorn them with natural beeswax tapers.

Susan Deliss: Card Shade

This delightful lampshade completely charms us. The playful pattern! The darling red trim! We think this piece would be especially lovely atop a glazed ceramic lamp base.

Barney’s – Diptyque: Tubereuse Grand Candle

Every home deserves a signature scent and this Tubereuse Grand Candle by Diptyque doesn’t disappoint. The heady scent of spicy-sweet tuberose combined with the beauty of the handcrafted porcelain vessel in which it is presented, is beguiling.

Urban Electric: Chelsea

Pieces like this one, at once traditional and modern, are favorites at JamesThomas. This lantern’s modern, rectangular elements, mixed metals, and bold hook detail would look stunning set above a kitchen island or in an entryway.

Samuel and Sons: Erin Crewel Border

Boasting rich color and a gorgeous pattern this upholstery border is a memorable finishing touch.

Loro Piana: Cashmere Dressing Gown

You will find us wearing this Italian-made baby cashmere dressing gown all winter long. Perfect lounge wear with a bit of polish to it, it’s billed as the finest cashmere in the world.

Ralph Lauren Home: Cable Cashmere Throw Blanket

Is there ever too much cashmere in a home? We think not. This throw is beautiful slung over a favorite chair or couch, and the perfect accessory when an afternoon nap is in order.

Stubbs and Wootton: Abeille Black Slipper

How fun are these bejeweled bee-embroidered slippers? Handcrafted in Spain and leather lined for comfort, these slip-ons are perfect for flitting about the house in style.

Rose Tarlow: Prince Albert Chaise

This simply stylish chaise provides the most wonderfully comfortable spot to read a book or take a nap. It’s rich color and traditional lines make it the perfect addition to any living room.

Century – Thomas 0’Brien: Casper Table

A mahogany table with brass base, such as this one, is best accessorized with an ice-cold gin martini garnished with two olives. Naturally.

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900 N. Franklin St, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60610
1380 Wildflower Ln, Glenn, MI 49416



900 N. Franklin St, Ste 800, Chicago, IL 60610
1380 Wildflower Ln, Glenn, MI 49416