After a 2014 filled with holiday parties, end of year deadlines and family obligations, start the new year with a fresh slate with some quiet R&R at home.
Just because you are spending your evenings at home instead of a night on the town, doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style and and luxe accessories. Press the reset button in early 2015, and incorporate these five plush items into your home to create a cozy but stylish retreat.
#1: A Classic Couch
As you makeover your space to create your own luxurious, at-home retreat, splurge on one statement piece. Invest in a new sofa to create a stand-out investment item. Opt for a handsome design like Ralph Lauren Home’s stylish, customizable One Fifth Sofa (starting price at $8,525), which lends an easy elegance that won’t go out of style.
Fine details include pronounced arms and T-cushion detailing.
#2: Handmade Cowhide Throw Pillows
Replacing last year’s throw pillows is a quick and easy way to give your space a makeover. Consider a sumptuous, yet neutral material like cowhide for a rustic, edgy look, such as the cowhide pillow below, lovingly handmade in the USA by Thomas Collection ($140 apiece).
#3: A Chunky, Cable-Knit Throw
Add dimension to your couch by complementing your cowhide pillows with an Italian wool and alpaca cable-knit throw ($119.99-$169) from Restoration Hardware for both style and function. The contrasting fabric textures will highlight each natural material.
This cozy throw is knit from a sumptuous blend of virgin wool and high-mountain alpaca.
#4: A Designer Wool Blanket
Add a sophisticated statement to your living space by layering a wool Hermès Avalon blanket ($1,500) in signature orange over a beige woolen throw. The signature H swathe is made of sumptuous wool and cashmere.
#5: A Deluxe Silk Robe
De-robe into a gorgeous, floor-length silk robe and any worries you had about the day will be forgotten.
Donna Karan’s Glamour Washed Silk Long Robe ($240-$298)—available at Neiman Marcus—allows you to slip into decadence even further with its matching silk long gown.