By December 11, 2020December 12th, 2020No Comments

Comfort & Joy

Compiled by Babs Rodriguez

Comfortable spaces in our homes are defined by how and where we perch but also by what we see and do in those rooms. A good lounging spot is its own reward, but there are bonus points for surroundings punctuated by things that make us smile. Texture, craftsmanship, stellar design and artfulness create a full house — always a winning hand.

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There’s something welcoming about the handwoven Triticum Wheat Wreath, an equally warm interior focal point, $129; Ballard Designs.

There are few things more comforting than finding a soft spot to rest your head or support your back — goals the Rabbit Fur Pillow meets and exceeds. Shown in Natural, 16 inches by 16 inches, $79; Overland.

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Music always sets the scene. A handmade streamlined turntable in flat-cut maple or rift walnut is an added pleasure. Each U-Turn Audio Orbit Special is signed by its maker and has high-quality components for a warm, bassy sound, $459; uturnaudio.com.

The Michael Aram Black Iris Vase is as stunning as it is functional. Oxidized and polished brass floral details give added dimension to the stainless steel vessel, $375; Neiman Marcus and P.S. The Letter.

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The handcut steel Mountain Forest Fireball by Tennessee artisan Rick Wittrig creates another level of delight when fireside musing.
Iron oxide patina finish and built-in rain drain, $2,295; Orvis.

Forms with many functions are always welcome. This Vitra Cork Stool by Jasper Morrison doubles as a side table and develops an attractive patina over time, $610; Design Within Reach.

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A Pickwick & Co. Palo Santo candle makes it easy to relax. Notes of cypress and sandalwood are brightened with mint, eucalyptus and sweetgrass,
$25; Wrare.

A new classic from Italian architect and industrial designer Gaetano Pesce, the Feltri from Cassina is the closest thing to sitting up in bed. The heavy resin form hugs the body, and the mattresslike pad is detachable for cleaning, $7,000; Scott + Cooner.

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Ballard Designs The Shops at Clearfork, 5122 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 682-316-2901; Preston Royal Village, 6025 Royal Lane, Dallas, 469-914-8146; ballarddesigns.com Design Within Reach NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, 214-987-1465, dwr.com Neiman Marcus The Shops at Clearfork, 5200 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817-738-3581, neimanmarcus.com Orvis Chapel Hill Shopping Center, 4601 West Freeway, Fort Worth, 682-703-7675; Park Village, 1101 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-251-0262; orvis.com P.S. The Letter 2100 Hulen St., Fort Worth, 817-731-2032, pstheletter.com Overland Sundance Square, 115 W. 2nd St., Fort Worth, 817-820-0701, overland.com Scott + Cooner 1617 Hi Line Drive, Suite 100, Dallas, 214-748-9838, scottcooner.com Wrare The Shops at Clearfork, 5266 Marathon Ave., Fort Worth, 817-885-8881, wrareonline.com