Three Winter Mood Boards for the Ultimate Cold-Weather Retreat

Local interior designers Sashya Thind Fernandes, Erin Glennon, and Shannon Tate curate inspiring, winter-ready palettes.

Photo by Joe St. Pierre / Styling by Kaylei Mcgaw/Anchor Artists

Warm and Fuzzy

Inspired by a recent trip to Vermont, ID8 Design Studio principal Sashya Thind Fernandes imagined a plush highland hideaway anchored by natural mohair and wool textiles and hints of brass and bronze.

1“Limani” mohair-cotton textile, Knoll.

2“Mohair Extreme” mohair textile, Maharam.

3“Arabescato Corchia” marble, Cumar.

4“Twig” fork and spoon with brass handles, Artefact Home|Garden.

5“Pioneer” leather, Room & Board.

6 “Circa” viscose-polyester textile, Knoll.

7Juniper Ridge “Backpacker” cologne, Boston General Store.

8 Tabu “Newood” wood veneer, Materials Inc.

9“Haven Stone” flooring, Armstrong Flooring.

10Custom brass tile, designer’s own.

1141zero42 “Loop” ceramic wall tile, Division

12“Sherpa” polyester textile, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

13“Venetian Dream” engineered-stone tile, Stone Source.

14 “Gallery” glass tile, Ann Sacks.

15 “Harlow” bronze-and-brass cabinet knob, Rejuvenation.

16“Cato” wool-rayon textile, Knoll.

17 White onyx, Cumar.

18 Cofield brass bottle opener, Artefact Home|Garden.

19Alpaca rug, the Rug Company.

Photo by Joe St. Pierre / Styling by Kaylei Mcgaw/Anchor Artists

Fire and Ice

Interior designer Erin Glennon experimented with warm and cool tones to evoke a romantic chalet, complete with silken fabrics and a metallic Phillip Jeffries wallcovering.

1 Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks “Sonoma” silk textile, Kravet.

2 Games Academy domino set, Black Ink.

3 + 18 Sandra Jordan “Prima Alpaca Suri” alpaca-wool textiles, Studio 534.

4 “Helios Plaid” acrylic-wool-polyester textile, Robert Allen Duralee Group.

5 + 12 Bierfilzl wool coasters, Greentail Table.

6 Bowl, Field House.

7 “Wild Woods” wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries.

8 Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks “Wood Drop” wood trim, Kravet.

9 “Mulberry Silk” silk textile, Robert Allen Duralee Group.

10 Polyester textile, Kravet.

11 Noble maple syrup, Boston General Store.

13 Nate Cotterman “Rocks” glass, Artefact Home|Garden.

14 “Brookhill Plaid” cotton-linen textile, Ralph Lauren.

15 “Embellushed Plush” cotton textile, Pollack.

16 “Bird” stainless steel corkscrew with rosewood, Greentail Table.

17 “Cometa” antique glass, Architectural Glass.


19 Rocky Mountain Hardware “Twig” bronze cabinet pull, Needham Decorative Hardware.

Photo by Joe St. Pierre / Styling by Kaylei Mcgaw/Anchor Artists

Nature and Nurture

Picturing a cozy, nature-connected space with a roaring fireplace and mountain views, interior designer Shannon Tate paired stone and wood finishes with warm leather upholstery and textured rugs.

1 “Metaphor” porcelain tiles, Emser Tile.

2 “Center-to-Center” zinc pull, Amerock.

3 Linen textile, the Shade Store.

4 “Utopia” rayon-linen textile, Smith & Noble.

5 Burnt-teak sample, Masaya & Co.

6 Framed photograph, designer’s own.

7 “Bermuda” jute rug, Surya.

8 “Brea” wool-cotton-polyester rug, ED.

9 “Pony” aniline-dyed leather, Comfort Design.

10 “Italian Textured Weave” viscose-cotton textile, RH.

11, 12, 13 + 14 “Little Black Dress,” “Shadow Mountain,” “True Taupewood,” and “Conifer Green” paint samples, all Behr.

15 Storka “Cambridge” porcelain tile, South Cypress.

16 Vintage camera, designer’s own.

17 Mulxiply felt-and-leather case, Artefact Home|Garden.

18 “Boulder” porcelain mug, Greentail Table.

19 Velvet textile, the Shade Store.