I'm Lindsay Ferrier, a Nashville wife and mother with a passion for family travel, (mostly) healthy cooking, exploring Tennessee, and raising kids without losing my mind in the process. This is where I share my discoveries with you, along with occasional deep thoughts, pop culture tangents and a sprinkling of snark.
January 25, 2016
A few weeks ago, I showed you how we turn our house into a Winter Wonderland each year after Christmas, and many of you really seemed to like that idea- Some of you even went on to do it yourselves and share the pictures online.
And then Mother Nature saw what we were all up to and said, “Oh no you di’int.“
She showed us her own version of Winter Wonderland decorating by dumping an insane amount of snow on the eastern half of the United States– up to 30 inches in some places and a whopping 8 inches right here in Nashville, which was enough to shut down pretty much everything here for the last five days.
We are now on Snow Day #6 here at the Ferrier house– and I have abandoned my Winter Wonderland decorating scheme for something far more current — the Snow Day motif. I’m sharing it with you now so that you can incorporate some of these ideas in your own home, and make this unavoidable family time TRULY MAGICAL.
Customize your front entryway by piling sopping wet gloves, scarves, hats, and mittens along the wall. Word on the street is that all the celebrity design stagers are employing this technique right now!
Give your coffee table modern edge by arranging LEGOs, Nintendo Amiibos, Star Wars figures, McDonalds Happy Meal toys, a Kindle, a half-filled water bottle, hair bands, a broken pencil, a Nintendo controller, a comic book, and cookie crumbs in a seemingly random heap. (I saw this idea in Architectural Digest and just had to steal it!)
Bake a lot of cookies and then leave all your cooking implements out — This laissez faire aesthetic shows off a sophisticated elegance. Oh, and keep that checkbook handy- You might actually leave the house one day and then you’ll need it.
Did you decorate your dining room table for the winter season? Get in the Snow Day spirit by adding to it your purse, a re-usable shopping bag, a dishtowel, homework, charge cords, a sheet of stickers, old mail, and fleece jackets of assorted colors and sizes!
C’est tres chic!
Now that you have the basics down, you, too, can achieve a Snow Day design scheme that every Park Avenue socialite will envy!
Check in tomorrow to see my Snow Day Style Report: Great Bathrobes I Have Known.