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How To Make Your Home Feel Like a “Warm Blanket” Like Interior Designer Laquita Tate

May 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM PST

Interior designer Laquita Tate’s home is a masterclass in how to curate a space that feels like being wrapped in a cozy, warm blanket. The designer walked us through her Memphis abode in episode four of Home & Texture’s House Tours, and we left feeling inspired by the details, textures, and color palette in her home.

“I wanted my home to feel like it was a warm blanket when you first walk through the door,” Tate tells Home & Texture. Her home is a true culmination of her and her husband’s personalities. Her use of layering art and books by Black artists and creatives, in addition to a rich use of textures, are a warm welcome into Laquita’s world.


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Intrigued? We’ve got some tips for you if you want to curate your home to feel like a warm blanket like Tate.

Warm Color Palette

Design your space with a warm color palette of soft neutrals, deep oranges, browns, and soothing shades of blue and green. Choose furniture and accessories in earthy and warm colors for your space to create a comforting ambiance.

Soft Textures

Tate loves layering textures, and with good reason. They add depth and warmth to a space. Add plush rugs, cozy blankets, and fluffy pillows to your spaces to comfort yourself and your guests. Materials like faux fur, chunky knits, and wool are great for creating an ultra-cozy and luxe atmosphere.

Nature-Inspired Elements

Ground your space with elements from nature. This can look like adding potted plants or fresh flowers to your space. You can also add wood and stone to your decor.

Layered Lighting

Lighting has the power to evoke different moods. You can create a warm and inviting space by utilizing layered lighting. Use warm-toned lightbulbs for a soft glow and add a combination of accent, ambient, and task lighting. Candles and string lights are a great way to add an extra touch of warmth.

Add Your Personality

You should always add your personality to your decor. After all, your home is a reflection of you. Display artwork, books, photographs, and objects that add a personal connection to your home and evoke feelings of happiness.

Scents Matter

The type of scents you choose for your home determines its vibe. Choose scent palettes that are comforting and inviting, like vanilla, lavender, sandalwood, and cinnamon.

Keep scrolling for items to get you started curating your home to feel like a warm blanket.

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Modern Sputnik Chandelier – 8-Light Ceiling Light Fixture

Adding a chic ceiling light fixture to your home is a great way to set the vibe of your space. This fixture uses eight light bulbs that are fully dimmable and compatible with a dimmer switch. Dim your lights to create a warm, cozy environment. The chandelier has a durable swivel that can be mounted on vaulted or angled ceilings. You can also adjust the hanging height of this ceiling light fixture so that it aligns with your needs. With a brushed copper and black paint finish, this chandelier adds a luxurious look and feel to any room it’s in. This ceiling light fixture would work great in your dining room or living room areas.

Faux Leather Decorative Lumbar Throw Pillow Covers

If you tuned in to episode four of Home & Texture’s House Tours, you’d see that designer Laquita Tate incorporates leather throw pillows in her bedroom and guest room. These pillows add a luxe and cozy vibe to her space. You can get the same look with these faux leather decorative lumbar throw pillow covers. These pillows look great in any room and can even be layered with other throw pillow textures. With a checkerboard pattern, these pillows add a designer touch to your home decor. There’s a hidden zipper that is neatly sewn and reinforced seams to avoid ripping or fraying. To clean them, wipe them with a damp cloth.

Olive Green Velvet Curtains

Interior designer, Laquita Tate loves olive green, one of the primary colors in her color palette. This olive green velvet curtain is a great way to add warmth and texture to your living room space. Hang your curtains high and have them touch the ground slightly to make your room look bigger and your ceilings appear higher. This curtain has multiple hanging options with its pleat tape pocket and tabs on top, back loop, and rod pocket. You can change the look of your curtain with its different hanging options without having to purchase new curtains. These pillows are also great for protecting your furniture from color fading. They block up to 85% of light and UV rays. They’re great for keeping the heat down in the summer and cold out in the winter to create a cozy environment all year.

Larso Hand-Tufted Wool-Blend Area Rug

Rugs have a beautiful way of grounding a space, making it feel warm, cozy, and inviting. Since designer Laquita Tate uses the color black as a neutral, it’s only right that we do too. This beautiful hand-tufted wool-blend area rug is a CB2 exclusive and is the perfect addition to your bedroom or living room to truly curate a space that feels like you’re being wrapped in a warm blanket. This rug has subtle layers and texture thanks to the hand-tufted method used by the rug makers. A distressing technique gives the rug a vintage vibe and unique finishing touch.

Costa Farms Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, Live Indoor Floor Plant

Plants are a great way to bring the beauty of nature into your home. They also improve your home’s air quality and help create a calming environment. Fiddle leaf trees are lush and green and look fantastic in any room that they're in. They add a touch of green to your space, and looking at it can transform your mood and vibe into a state of tranquility. According to studies by NASA, having plants improve your creativity and mood and help to reduce stress. A home with plants is a home that feels cozy enough to be a warm blanket.

Maison Margiela ‘REPLICA’ By The Fireplace Candle

Candles are a great way to set the vibe in your home. Whether they’re scented or unscented, the flickering flame creates a soft glow and a cozy and relaxing environment. Maison Margie’s ‘REPLICA’ By The Fireplace scented candle is the perfect finishing cozy touch to your space. This candle instantly warms any room it’s lit in with its smoky, woody aroma. The keynotes in this candle are clove oil, chestnut accord, and vanilla accord. According to the site, this scent is “a truly unique aroma where orange flower and vanilla perfume are layered atop the woody scent of clove oil and chestnut to create a perfectly balanced scent.” This is a luxury candle that is worth the splurge.

Convertible Modular Sectional Sofa

Sit back, relax, and unwind on this stunning and cozy modular sectional sofa. The sofa blends modern minimalist style with plush comfort and comes in a beautiful tan color. It’s upholstered with a soft luxury teddy fabric which gives it a chic look. It’s the perfect piece for entertaining guests, watching movies, reading, or napping. You can arrange the pieces of this sectional to fit your needs. Every piece in this sectional can be moved and mixed, and matched. This means you can switch been having a loveseat, couch, chaise lounge, and chair. The sectional is created using a sturdy foam cushion on a wooden frame.

Beauty by Stormy Nesbit – Wood-Framed Wall Poster

Take one look at Laquita Tate’s home, and you’ll find an abundance of art by Black artists. In fact, most of the artwork in her home is by Black artists, with the exception of a few. Wall art is a great way to add your personality to your home while creating a cozy environment. You should choose pieces that reflect your personal interests and color palette. This beautiful piece by Stormy Nesbit works well in your bedroom, bathroom, office, or living room. The breathtaking portrait of a woman wearing all white is instantly soothing to look at. This work adds visual interest to your space and honors Black women.

Set of 6 Matte Black Handleless Mug Set

A collection of unique mugs is featured in a corner of Laquita Tate’s wood kitchen counter. The designer loves purchasing mugs when traveling and has quite a collection. Mugs and other warm beverage accessories like teapots and kettles are perfect for enchanting the coziness of your home. Mugs are visually beautiful and functional whether you’re into tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. We love this set of matte black mugs because they bring calmness and a cozy vibe to your home. They’re a reminder to slow down. With no handle, you can place this mug in the palms of your hands and feel the warmth of your delicious drink.

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