Interior Inspiration: The Bronte Sisters

Photograph: Eamonn McCabe

Above is the room in Haworth Parsonage where the Bronte sisters lived and wrote. Friend of Charlotte Bronte and fellow novelist Elizabeth Gaskell, described the room as “…the perfection of warmth, snugness and comfort, crimson predominating in the furniture.” With Valentine’s Day fast approaching I could think nothing more appropriate than to take inspiration from the room where Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Villette and other love stories were penned, cozy and crimson by the fire.

{1} GOA Collection Wool Area Rug in Chocolate Scarlet By Surya Rugs from Burke Decor {2} Martha Stewart Living™ Crosslink All-Weather Area Rug from Home Decorator’s Collection {3} Martha Stewart Living™ Chrysanthemum Area Rug from Home Decorators Collection {4} Jasper Printed Dhurrie by John Robshaw from Burke Decor {5} Grammercy Collection New Zealand Wool Area Rug in Chocolate Red By Surya Rugs from Burke Decor {6} St. Martin Polypropylene Rug from Overstock.com

Some other ways to keep cozy with crimson:

{7} Calligraphy tea set {8} Tamarind Robe by John Robshaw from Burke Decor {9} Candles by Red Flower from Garnet Hill {10} Hand-Blocked Jaipur Quilt + Shams from West Elm

Top image and Elizabeth Gaskell quote from the Guardian UK.