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The Cozy-Indoors Starter Kit

The Cozy-Indoors Starter Kit

As the days get chillier, staying in comes naturally–but how do you create that enviable, cozy, curl-up-on-the-couch feel at home? For starters, consider updating your accessories. We like the idea of changing up the look of your home according to the season: woodsy-candles, plush pillows, soft wool throws, and–of course–something delicious cooking on the stove. Here, our favorites; plus, four experts share their tips for creating that perfect staying-in vibe.

The Cozy-Indoors Starter Kit

Layered Pillows

Mix and match texture and patterns with these throw pillows–each one complements the other while elevating a cozy nook. BOLÉ ROAD MELKAM PILLOW, goop, $135; BOLÉ ROAD AFAR PILLOW, goop, $145; BOLÉ ROAD SELAM PILLOW, goop, $135

Plush Slippers

A must for staying in–but there’s a caveat to these textured, plush, shearling slippers: Once you wear them, you’ll never want to take them off. SHEPHERD OF SWEDEN ULLA SLIPPERS, goop, $195

Cozy Throw

Hands-down, a gorgeous, chunky blanket is the home accessory that works overtime in colder months. This particular throw is made of ultra-soft, 100 percent Highland sheep wool in a neutral cream, making it an easy match for any couch or chair. SIEN + CO NUBE HANDWOVEN THROW, goop, $470

Subtle Glow

Our goop Fragrance candle, Edition 1, and the JFM Copper Match Holder add a bit of warm luxe to a living room space. “With candles on a coffee table soft lighting can bring an immediate sense of calm and coziness to a room.”
—David John Dick, co-founder of DISC Interiors.
JFM BRASS STRIKER, goop, $130; SCENTED CANDLE: EDITION 01 – WINTER, goop, $72

Tea Time

Whether it’s the ritual of the pour, or the feel of a warm tumbler between your hands, there’s something so inviting about a hot cup of tea. It’s also a design inspiration: “I’ll dream of the small details when designing the perfect kitchen, like simple mugs and jars of high quality tea inside the cupboards.”
Krista Schrock, co-founder of DISC Interiors.
MARCH PANTRY EARL GREY TEA, March, $45; HARIO COPPER POUR OVER KETTLE, goop, $192; PIGEON TOE SIMPLE TUMBLER, Pigeon Toe, $30

Seasonal Flowers

“As winter approaches and the hours of daylight diminish, the best way to add warmth to your home is with flowers. I like to incorporate seasonal elements including dried foliage, fallen leaves, and grasses from my fading garden.”
– Caroline O’Donnell, Owner of Wild Folk Studio
CUSTOM ARRANGEMENT, Wild Folk Studio, price upon request

One-Pot Dinners

Cooking anything in a donabe–a one-pot, oven-to-table MVP– will allow the ingredients to slowly marry together, leaving your home redolent–and inviting for company. “Donabe naturally gathers people and creates bonding through sharing a communal dish at the table. Also, because it’s made of clay, it always brings earthy warm feelings to people.”
—Naoko Takei Moore, owner TOIRO
KAMADO SAN DONABE RICE COOKER, goop, $210
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