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Before & After: 3 Chic and Cozy Holiday Looks Made with Simple Layering

updated Nov 17, 2021
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Credit: Kirsten Yanasak

One of the best things about winter is its combination of peak coziness (blankets, sweaters, hot chocolate) and peak festiveness (tinsel, twinkle lights, all the candles). Those layers of nostalgia are part of what makes decorating for the holidays so much fun: Our homes become the warm, cheerful lives of the party.

We challenged three style experts to take their seasonal looks to the next level with gorgeous decor from Garnet Hill, and the results literally could not be cozier. From knit stockings to flannel sheets, and elegant tableware to merry accents, Garnet Hill stylishly embodies this season’s combo of comfort and joy.

With so much to choose from, everyone could create their personalized cozy scene for parties, overnight guests, or quiet nights by the fire. See their stunning transformations below!

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1. A Cozy Scene for Opening Presents

An artist and enthusiastic DIY-er, Zenia Olivares is constantly reimagining her home with new design ideas and renovation projects. This year she wanted to cozy up her living room, creating a festive spot for her family and friends to unwrap holiday gifts. Nothing says “get comfy” like wool and cashmere: Zenia piled on wool and cashmere throws in red tartan plaid and spice orange plaid for layers of seasonal color. Then she added complementary pillow covers in the same sumptuous fabric, perfect for chilly winter days.

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2. A Fireside Get Together with Family

With a background in fine art and a flair for colors and patterns, Kirsten Yanasak has a knack for finding pieces that sparkle all year long. This holiday season, she wanted to use her living room’s stunning tiled fireplace as a backdrop for a warm, relaxed pre-holiday gathering with her in-laws. An ivory plaid wool and cashmere throw increases holiday spirit and snuggle potential, while an array of rustic velvet trees and adorable wooden houses put a playful, farmhouse spin on holiday decor.

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3. A Welcoming Bedroom for Guests

With her talent for bright interiors and homey touches, DIY-er Loren Carr makes her home inviting 365 days a year. To make her holiday guests feel even more at home, Loren gave her guest bedroom a seasonal makeover, blanketing the bed in soft and warm fabrics made for sleeping in. She started with flannel sheets in a festive cranberry stripe, then layered on nostalgic mismatched prints like a toile flannel duvet cover, a lightweight cotton quilt, and a ridiculously cozy wool cashmere throw in red tartan plaid. A knit throw pillow adds a pop of holiday cheer.