Your home is personal and should tell your story. It should not reflect some one else's story. Choose pieces that allow it to happen naturally and organically, not forced.
It is always a great idea to work hand in hand with your decorator/stylist or designer to design a home that reflects you, your experiences and lifestyle. Always remember that design is personal.
With the colder months here now, it is time to add blankets and throws on our couches and beds, hang heavier draperies on our windows turn up the heat, draw some hot chocolate and cuddle in the blankets and throws.