1/06/10 1/06/10 POPSUGAR Living The New York Times How-To: Warm Up Your Home January 6, 2010 by Home 275 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. View in slideshow The New York Times recently went shopping with New York-based interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud for items that create a feeling of warmth at home during these chilly Winter days. Named Designer of the Year at the recent Gold Key Awards for hospitality design, she knows a thing or two about making people feel at home. So using some of her recommended materials as a jumping-off point (earthy elements, wood, fur, rich colors), I thought I'd round up a few items that'll help you warm up your own home. Take a look. Shop Brands CB2 · Crate & Barrel · Merida Meridian · Restoration Hardware · Essenze The CB2 Uno Sofa ($899) in warm, chocolatey brown is a great piece for the Winter. You can lie on it, almost like a bed, or get cozy there with friends. And with a coffee table pulled up close, you can sit there for hours snacking on yummy hors d'oeuvres and wintry cocktails or hot cocoa. CB2 Uno left arm sofa $899 from CB2 Buy Now See more CB2 Sofas One of the things Champalimaud recommends for getting a comfortable, contemporary look is earthy materials like wood. Filled with a warm Winter salad, the Crate & Barrel Acacia Bowls/Salad Servers ($5.95-29.95) is just the thing. The high, round, organic shape of the bowls makes them ideal for TV dinners which, let's face it, are more often than not. Crate & Barrel Acacia 6"-10" Salad Bowls and Acacia 12" Salad Servers $4 from Crate & Barrel Buy Now See more Crate & Barrel Serving Bowls If you remember back to Color Theory month, warm colors — such as red, orange, and yellow — are associated with stimulation, appetite, and warmth, and give a room a feeling of closeness, since the colors appear to come forward. The Merida Meridian Geometric Tulips Rug ($609) has fun colors and a great pattern, and proves that "warm" doesn't have to be dark. Merida Meridian Geometric Florals Tulips Berry Modern Modern Rug $609 from Bobby Berk Home Buy Now See more Merida Meridian Indoor Rugs Champalimaud recommends "raw, beautiful, textural elements" like metal to bring warmth to your home. Made of steel, the new CB2 Proof Nightstand ($149) has that raw industrial quality, and you can use it as a side table in the living room. CB2 Proof nightstand $149 from CB2 Buy Now See more CB2 Nightstands For a real source of heat, Champalimaud chose a $4,000 flueless fireplace from Art et Maison. The Restoration Hardware Real Flame Log Set ($199) will meet the same end at a much more palatable price, and you can use it indoors or out. Art et Maison. The $199 from artetmaison.com Buy Now Restoration Hardware Real Flame® Indoor/Outdoor Log Set, Large $199 from Restoration Hardware Buy Now See more Restoration Hardware Garden Decor Champalimaud also suggests using materials like cashmere and fur with texture. The Essenze Faux Fur Throw ($340) will not only keep you warm, but it'll bring that must-have texture to the room. Essenze Faux Fur Throw $340 from Ylighting Buy Now See more Essenze Throws WarmthAlexandra ChampalimaudThe New York TimesHow-ToWinter Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Food Tech Home Love and Sex DIY Vegetarian Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.