Sometimes we yearn for a seasonless space in our home that hints at, yet transcends, every time of year – a sanctuary for the days when we try to rush winter into spring but know that we still have a way to go. To help soothe mid-winter moods, pick one room in your cottage home to host a neutral palette free of signature seasonal colors. Back up this fresh new look with a variety of transitional textures evoking both warm and cold weather months to help bridge the seasons.

The cottage study above, with its granite fireplace framed by barnboards, white painted wood floors, and natural honey tones, is a perfect neutral nook. Small steps of slightly changing hues take you seamlessly from snow white to stone and sand through to warming golden brown. The deep color of the rattan chair frame plays off the reclaimed barn wood desk while the natural jute rug echoes the sandy granite blocks. Despite warming yourself by the hearth, you’ll have no problem envisioning the tropical locale familiar to the star of the show – a large pink flamingo on a textile over the fireplace.

What space in your house can you transform into a mid-winter escape?

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