It is a great idea. People think of Australia as hot hot hot but in Melbourne it actually does get cold, and this month we have had a sudden start to the winter.
To me winter calls for rugs, cashmere socks, open fires and lots of ruby red tones. I don't feel the cold as much as I used to pre-children, but I still feel the chill. The older I get the more I can understand the blue rinse set who move north to Queensland for the climate.
White floorboards, concrete and tiles look wonderful but to me a beautiful Persian rug, with 100s of years of feet moving over it, is too evocative to pass up.
Next week, I will be posting a week of winter specials - what cookbooks, food, clothes, lip balm, plants and art I need to get through winter.
Hopefully there will be something there for you too!
(Images (1) Airspaces (2) La Maison Boheme (3) Image from the book Cote Vivre via The City Sage (4) Inside Out Annual Decorating Guide)